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THE 19th ANNUAL COLON CANCER CHALLENGE​

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Colon Cancer Foundation

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THE 19th ANNUAL COLON CANCER CHALLENGE​SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2022 Flushing Meadows Corona Park, New York City

2022 marks the 19th 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.

Did you know that cancer screening rates have dropped more than one third since the start of the coronavirus pandemic? The Colon Cancer Foundation is committed to turning this trend around by expanding the reach of our public awareness and education campaigns and working with institutions in underserved communities improve screening rates. But we can’t achieve this critical goal without your help!​

THIS YEAR'S EVENT

Certified, Timed 5K ~ 1M Remembrance & Prevention Walk ~ Virtual 5K

Choose the 1 Mile Walk, the 5K Run in Flushing Meadows Corona Park OR Run wherever you are! No Matter what distance you cover, you will make up ground in the race to prevent colorectal cancer.

This year's Certified, Timed 5K Run and Remembrance & Prevention Walk will take place in the scenic Flushing Meadows Park! The course is a USATF certified loop starting at the north end of Meadow Lake, passing the iconic World's Fair Unisphere, Pool of Industry, Queens Zoo and Queens Museum of Art. 5K = 1 loop.

Survivors will be invited to celebrate their victory over colorectal cancer during a special Survivors Ceremony and Commemorative Photo. Survivors and Sponsors will have access to a V.I.P. Tent and refreshments. Participants will have access to the Health and Wellness Fair including a Kid’s Tent, and Sponsor and Exhibitor booths featuring giveaways.

  • $350 CASH PRIZE FOR THE TOP MALE & FEMALE 5K FINISHERS! Age Group Awards: 14 & under through 85 & over in 10 year increments
  • 5K
  • A 1 Mile scenic walk through one of the most iconic parks in New York. You will enjoy gorgeous natural areas, waterfront pathways and green, open fields;

We are looking for dozens of hardworking volunteers to support our runners, walkers, and families who will be at the event. We have opportunities for everyone, including groups: distribute T-Shirts, pass out refreshments for walkers/runners, accept donations and so much more.

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About Colon Cancer Foundation

Location:

10 MIDLAND AVE, SUITE M-06, PORT CHESTER, NY 10573, US

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.

Description

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.

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WHEN

Sun Mar 27, 2022
08:30 AM - 01:00 PM

WHERE

Van Wyck ExpresswayQueens, NY 11354

(40.7699,-73.8272)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Management
  • Outdoor Recreation

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • At least 5 hours

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