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Colon Cancer Foundation

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The Colon Cancer Foundation is a non-profit that makes a difference in the lives of the hundreds of thousands who are diagnosed with, and live with, colorectal cancer. We work closely with the media to get our message out to the public. We connect with policy makers and decision makers on a national level to change public policy. We also work with independent researchers from around the country to bring fair, unbiased and non-corporate-funded information to the public about timely issues that matter to clinicians and patients such as diet and exercise, family history, genetic syndromes, and colorectal cancer of unknown cause.

We are looking for remote volunteers to assist with our Foundation’s communication efforts. This includes, but may not be limited to, penning articles for our Blog and helping with our Newsletter so we can update our audience on the most accurate and current information in the colorectal cancer field as well as our on-going projects. The volunteer will work collaboratively with the Colon Cancer Foundation’s staff, consultants, and interns who will provide all the necessary information and help to ensure the task is completed within the given time frame. The volunteer must be able to work independently with limited supervision. Communication on projects will be via email and video conferencing. A total commitment to this role is of high importance.

We are looking for volunteers with strong writing and editing skills, who can also manage public relations. A candidate with a degree in Journalism & Public Relations with experience in the profit and non-profit sector is ideal. Knowledge about colorectal cancer is plus, but not required.

To apply, send an email to the Colon Cancer Foundation at In your email, please send along the following:

  1. Why you are interested in volunteering for the Colon Cancer Foundation in 160 characters or less.
  2. Share 3 pieces/pitches you think we should add to our content
  3. 2-3 writing samples of 500 words or less (It doesn’t have to be news, we just want to get a sense of your writing style)

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About Colon Cancer Foundation



Mission Statement

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation was founded in 2008 with a mission to reduce colorectal cancer (CRC) incidence and death. More people are getting screened and beating colorectal cancer as we: Increase awareness about the importance of early screening Develop public/private partnerships with health professionals and national organizations to increase knowledge and CRC screening rates Increase awareness of CRC risk factors and factors that may help prevent CRC. Including family/genetic history Raise and provide funds for screening services to the underserved Award translational research grants to study genetic and epigenetic changes that will lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention and therapy of CRC.


In 2004, Dr. Thomas K. Weber, founded the first public colon cancer awareness event called the Colon Cancer Challenge. Dr. Weber is Professor of Surgery at the State University of New York at Downstate and Chief of Surgery at the Department of Veterans Affairs New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn Campus. As a surgical oncologist working daily with colorectal cancer patients, he saw the importance of conducting research for the causes and cures of colorectal cancer, as well as the need to promote public awareness and education.

In 2008, he then started the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) with its mission to reduce colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer.

The 2013 Colon Cancer Challenge was the largest to date. It attracted more than 10,000 participants and supporters and raised funds to further support the CCCF mission.

Health & Medicine
Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Technical Writing
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check

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