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.
THIS YEAR'S EVENT
We are thrilled to be returning to Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, New York City for this year's memorable event including:
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!
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.
Funds raised by teams and individuals support: