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2011 NYC Marathon - Team Colon Cancer Challenge

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Frederik Hes via Crowdrise
August 29, 2011

In the genetics of colon cancer, sharing data is reducing disease  See more
Frederik Hes

THE STORY:

I’m a doctor specialized in hereditary colorectal cancer, and a dedicated marathon runner. By running the New York City marathon I want to raise money for hereditary colorectal cancer. This year, I’m the appointed runner for The International Society for Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours (InSiGHT, www.insight-group.org) that participates within the Human Variome Project (HVP). The HVP aims to collect all human genetic variation affecting health to a central resource that is freely available.

With the growing possibilities of genome analyses, we are faced with the problem of finding many DNA-variants with, as of yet, unknown clinical significance. Comparing variants found in patients and families worldwide will therefore greatly increase the knowledge of these variants, and thus help identifying genetic risk factor in colon cancer. Identifying genetic risk factor in colon cancer is important because it optimizes the timing and efficiency of surveillance (colonoscopy) and treatment (removal of polyps) in at-risk persons. In other words, sharing data is reducing disease.

We cooperate in this with the colon cancer challenge foundation (CCCF, www.coloncancerchallenge.org). CCCF is a not-for-profit organization registered in New York State as a public charity dedicated to reducing colon cancer incidence and death. CCCF made a slot available for this InSiGHT/HVP initiative and InSiGHT asked me to be the first to run for the HVP.

COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION wrote -

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) is participating in it's second ING New York City Marathon. This year, join the CCCF team and have access to a certified trainer and personalized training program and many other benefits including expert fundraising advice, a mentor, official CCCF running apparel and a pre-marathon awards dinner.

Join us in the fight against colorectal cancer. Your efforts will help us in our mission to support research into the causes and cures for colorectal cancer and increase public awareness educating the public about the importance of early detection.

For more information and an application to join our team, click here.

Like our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ColonCancerChallengeFoundation

Follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/CCChallengeFdn

Thank you for your support!

$75

MONEY RAISED
  • WLP-Law, andredelaporte

    $75

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $79,177 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Paul Cressy & Jill Savoie

Amount Raised

$12,972

 

216% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Schneider

Amount Raised

$6,595

Fundraiser Title

Brandon Cherry

Amount Raised

$5,970

Fundraiser Title

Michael Redmond

Amount Raised

$4,956

 

165% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Haystrand

Amount Raised

$4,901

Fundraiser Title

Lisa Haystrand

Amount Raised

$4,780

 

159% Raised of $3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Manny Ferrufino

Amount Raised

$3,856

 

77% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hollie Brostek

Amount Raised

$3,550

Donor Comments

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DONATION: $75

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