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Heather SAYS:
Good Morning!!! As my legs …
Good Morning!!!

As my legs continue to recover, I wanted to send a note to thank everyone for their support of Sandy Hook Promise and my NYC Marathon journey.

Sunday was the culmination of months of training runs, fighting through pain and injuries, and a roller coaster of emotions along the way.

On Saturday night, I had the honor of meeting Nicole and Ian Hockley, whose son Dylan was killed at Sandy Hook School. They spoke to the team about how personal SHP's mission is for them. I sat next to Mary Sherlach's brother-in-law, who was running for SHP in her honor, and spoke with his wife, Mary's sister. Mary died when she ran toward the shooter attempting to stop him as he entered the school that day. It was an incredibly emotional night that I will never forget...

While I had a tough race on Sunday, your support and the desire to honor the 26 beautiful souls lost at Sandy Hook School helped carry me through 26.2 miles...

Thank you from the bottom of my heart...

-Heather
2 years ago
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COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
COLON CANCER … SAYS:
We just want to provide you …
We just want to provide you with an update on how your generous support of one of our Team Colon Cancer Challenge members is making an impact.

Your friends and family have inspired our largest team to date to tackle the Rock N Roll New Orleans 1/2 and the United Airlines New York City 1/2. They have raised an additional $60,000! That's over 250% of our original goal.

Your contributions have directly impacted our ability to keep our research fellow (Dr. Kate McNamara) focused on finding the cause of Early Age Onset of colorectal cancer. We have posted a project update on Kate's work (http://coloncancerchallenge.org) and have an opportunity for you to hear from her directly on March 21 at the nation's first Summit focused on Early Age Onset of CRC right here in NYC.

To learn more visit http://events.coloncancerchallenge.org.

We hope you will consider joining us for our signature event - The Colon Cancer Challenge - thousands will gather at Citi Field in Flushing, NY to honor those we have lost to the disease and celebrate those who have achieved a victory.

Registration is still open. http://events.coloncancerchallenge.org

Our sincere thanks for you generous support of our Mission - A World Without Colorectal Cancer.

TEAM COLON CANCER CHALLENGE
3 years ago
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COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
COLON CANCER … SAYS:
They did it! And, you suppor…
They did it! And, you supported them every step of the way.

Each member of Team Colon Cancer Challenge used every ounce of their energy, heart and soul to cross the TCS NYC Marathon finish line on Sunday. Your support carried them 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC and helped us raise nearly $45,000.

We would like to sincerely thank each of you for your generous donations on behalf of your friends, family and coworkers. Every donation helps ensure that we can continue our life-saving public awareness campaigns and research focused on early-age onset of colorectal cancer.

We know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you chose to invest it in us. Because of this investment, we want you to feel like part of our team - Team Colon Cancer Challenge. We're in this together. We want our success to be your success.

Colorectal cancer doesn't stop after Marathon Sunday and neither do we. Despite our progress in reducing the rates of colorectal cancer in adults over 50 - The rates of young adults diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer are increasing dramatically and we do not yet understand why. CCCF is determined to uncover the reason behind this emerging public health crisis.

If you are interested in learning more about our fight against colorectal cancer, what we are doing and how your dollars are making difference you can sign up to receive regular updates from us by visiting our website and signing up for our newsletters. http://coloncancerchallenge.org
Thank you again for all you have done to help our cause and let us know if you're interested in running with Team Colon Cancer Challenge in the 2015 NYC Marathon or the NYC Half!

With gratitude,
Thomas K. Weber, MD, FACS
President & Founder
Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

P.S. Don't forget to ask your employer if they have a matching gift program - it's an easy way to double or even triple the impact of your gift.
3 years ago
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COLON CANCER CHALLENGE FOUNDATION
COLON CANCER … SAYS:
Thank you for joining Team C…
Thank you for joining Team Colon Cancer Challenge,

I would like to sincerely thank you for your generous donation to the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation. Every donation helps ensure that we can continue our life-saving research focused on early-age onset of colorectal cancer.
I know there are a lot of other ways you could have spent this money, but you believe in our mission of A World Without Colorectal Cancer, so you chose to invest it in our project. Because of this investment, I want you to feel like part of our team - Team Colon Cancer Challenge. We're in this together. We want our success to be your success.

If you are interested in signing up for our newsletter to keep up to date with the work we are doing please use the following link http://bit.ly/1wsBdDC. You'll know what your donation has helped fund, what accomplishments we have achieved and what our current needs are.
I hope you find this partnership valuable and worthwhile. I know the economy is tough, so thank you for investing your hard-earned money on our cause. Please consider telling your friends and family about our project - share this link http://bit.ly/WNwOPl on your blogs or social networks, use the share with a friend feature to email your network, or just bring us up in conversation. You know your friends and family best, so use your own words - tell them why you chose the Colon Cancer Challenge and what it means to you.
Thank you again for all you have done to help this cause.

With gratitude,

Catherine Montaldo
Executive Director
3 years ago
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Sara Peters
Holliston, MA United States
CROWDRISING SINCE: Apr 17, 2014
Stuff About Me:

I lost both my parents to cancer four weeks apart in 2007.  They fought valiently for nine years, but in the end this devastating disease stole them both before they or we were ready.  As tragic a loss as this was, their story might have been a much shorter one, had it not been for screenings that identified their cancers and allowed doctors to jump to action.

Those who knew my father I'm sure would agree that he was not a "doctor" guy.  I mean, he once drove six hours home in his standard truck from Maine with a leg broken in four places.  He was tough, resilient and generally felt that doctors were just as likely to make whatever the ailment was worse as they were to fix it.  So I can only imagine his reaction when my recently diagnosed mom directed that he get a coloscopy at the suggestion of her oncologist.  

However, whatever his views were on the subject of this screening, he went.  During this visit, doctors discovered a progressed cancer that necessitated immediate life-changing measures including several surgeries, radiation and chemotherapy.  He wouldn't tell anyone his diagnosis at the time, prefering to attribute obvious visual symptoms to Lyme disease (a misdirection that tickled him) thus avoiding having any lengthy discussions about it.  He continued to work and carefully maintained his new normal in the belief that this too would pass.

As the years multiplied, it became more and more clear that his cancer was not going away.  He finally told his family and began telling everyone who would listen that early detection was the key.  He firmly believed that had his cancer been found before it had grown, his story would have been different.  He urged friends and co-workers to get coloscopies to avoid his fate.

When I decided to run the New York City Marathon and started researching associated charities, the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation immediately connected with me.  The mission of CCCF includes raising public awareness about genetic risk factors and the importance of annual screen­ing and prevention, a goal that extends my dad's efforts.  They raise and disburse funds to programs that provide screening services for uninsured clients and assist them in obtaining services and support to maximize their ability to overcome cancer. And finally, they provide financial support to in­dividuals and organizations that are leading innovative research programs for the prevention and cure of colorectal cancer.

 

 

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2014 TCS NYC Marathon - Team Colon Cancer Challenge

2014 TCS NYC Marathon - Team…

Amount Raised:

$6,473

 

108% Raised of $6,000 Goal