2019 Colon Cancer Challenge Supporting our life saving programs
Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

About Cindy Borassi


​2019 marks the 16th year of our signature event - the Colon Cancer Challenge. Across the United States, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Foundation's strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening, and Research.


We are thrilled to be returning to Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, New York City for this year's memorable event including:

  • The 5th Annual Kids Fun Run. This is a great opportunity for kids to have fun, get some exercise and raise money for an important cause. Kids 12 and under are welcome to participate. All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a Finishers Medal;
  • A 2 Mile scenic walk across Randall's Island - an oasis in the middle of New York City. You will enjoy gorgeous natural areas, unrivavaled views of Manhattan, waterfront pathways and green, open fields;
  • A USATF-certified 5K that takes advantage of Icahn Stadium's world-class track and breathtaking views as you run along waterfront pathways. Lace up your sneakers to support a good cause!

    Survivors will be invited to celebrate their victory over colorectal cancer during a special Survivors Commemorative Photo and Victory Lap on the Icahn Stadium track. Survivors and Sponsors will have access to a V.I.P. Tent and refreshments. Participants will have access to Sponsor and Exhibitor booths featuring education and lots of swag!


    Starts at:  March 24, 2019 7:30 AM
    Ends at:  March 24, 2019 12:00 PM


    Icahn Stadium
    20 Randall's Island
    Suite M-06
    New York,NY 10035 USA


    Colon Cancer Foundation

    Why Take the Challenge?

    While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening – the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. And, incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year.

    An estimated 42 Million Americans over the age of 50 have NOT been screened for colorectal cancer. Sadly over 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 50,000 Americans will lose their battle with the disease in the coming year. Most frustrating is the fact that most of these cases could be prevented with early detection.

    Where Do the Funds Go?

    Funds raised by teams and individuals support:

      • Public awareness events across the country that raise awareness of CRC risk factors and ways to prevent CRC including free multi-lingual educational materials and use of the educational inflatable colon, the Rollin’ Colon;
      • The nation’s only Summit focused on early age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC Summit) held each year in New York, NY;
      • Translational research grants awarded to young investigators studying early age onset colorectal cancer and/or genetic and epigenetic changes that will ultimately lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention of, therapy for and elimination of CRC; and
      • Development of broad public/private partnerships with local, regional, national and global organizations invested in a mutual goal of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.

      We couldn't do it without our sponsors

      For information about sponsoring the 2019 Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation click here.