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Colon Cancer Challenge with The Colon Cancer Foundation

 

Colon Cancer Challenge with The Colon Cancer Foundation

The Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to a world without colorectal cancer through awareness, prevention, screening, and research. Their work includes providing funds to improve screening rates in underserved and uninsured communities and awarding grants to young investigators studying genetic and epigenetic changes that will ultimately lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention of, therapy for, and elimination of colorectal cacer in our lifetime.

They are currently seeking volunteers to ensure a safe and fun day for all at the Colon Cancer Challenge on Sunday, March 24. They have opportunities for everyone, including groups, with tasks such as distributing T-Shirts, passing out refreshments for walkers/runners, accepting donations and much more.

WHERE:
Randall's Park
20 Randall's Island Park
New York, NY 10035

WHEN:
Sunday, March 24, various shift from 7:45 a.m -1:00 p.m.

TO APPLY:
If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out the form at this here:
https://p2p.onecause.com/coloncancerchallenge19/event/volunteer/register

*This is not a New York Cares Project*

Partner

Mission:
To raise awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC), the importance of early detection and the most effective screening methods available;
• To increase awareness of CRC risk factors and factors that may help prevent CRC, including knowing one’s family/genetic cancer history, exercise and nutrition;
• To reduce the disparity that exists in CRC incidence and mortality rates by providing funds to improve screening rates in underserved and uninsured communities;
• To award translational research grants to young investigators studying genetic and epigenetic changes that will ultimately lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention of, therapy for and elimination of CRC in our lifetime;
• To leverage the impact of our donors’ support by developing broad public/private partnerships with local, regional, national and global organizations invested in a mutual goal of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.