We’re thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance family—Regan Huneycutt, Director of Individual Giving! Regan joins us after having spent years working with organizations, such as the University of North Carolina and the New York Junior League. When she’s not helping us further a mission that’s near and dear to her heart, you can catch her at CrossFit. Welcome, Regan!
What excites you most about joining the Colon Cancer Alliance?
This job feels like a dream come true! To be able to raise money to combat the disease that took my grandmother's life is beyond fulfilling. I really do believe we can end colon cancer and I'm thrilled to have the chance to do my part to make that happen.
What are you most looking forward to as the new Director of Individual Giving?
There is so much opportunity with this position. I have a real heart for individual giving and truly enjoy helping donors discover ways to use their resources to make a tangible impact on the causes they hold dear.
You just moved to Washington, DC from New York! What's your favorite thing about DC so far?
I really loved New York City and was worried that Washington wouldn't measure up, but that worry is totally unfounded. I have truly enjoyed this city so far and haven't missed too much about NYC. My favorite thing about DC is how beautiful it is here. There is so much green to complement all the great architecture—a real change from the concrete and skyscrapers I was surrounded by in the Big Apple. However, the traffic circles stress me out!
What's your top tip for CrossFit beginners?
Stick it out! CrossFit is pretty terrible when you first start: you're awful at every lift and exercise, you're sore as all get out for weeks and everyone around you seems like an Olympian compared to you. But if you stay the course, you will improve drastically and accomplish things you never thought were possible. And, you'll pick up some muscles and bragging rights along the way.
Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.