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Complete 2022 with a Gift to the Alliance!

Because of you, the Alliance is the largest and most impactful colorectal cancer nonprofit. Your support helped us facilitate many moments that mattered to colorectal cancer patients and survivors in 2022. 

We accomplished a lot, from launching LEAD FROM BEHIND to building a web-based patient support hub to choosing the first round of researchers funded under our new national strategy. We are incredibly grateful for your support of our mission to end colorectal cancer.

But there is still more to do, and your end-of-year gift can help!

Your tax-deductible donation or social media fundraiser for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will help us provide more critical resources to our community in 2023.

Moments that Mattered in 2022
We are incredibly grateful for your support and hope you enjoy learning about a few important moments your generosity made possible in 2022.


The Alliance launched LEAD FROM BEHIND, a new initiative to build awareness that colon cancer is “The Preventable Cancer.” To kick off the initiative, actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney shared a video documenting their first colonoscopies. Both procedures found polyps, small clusters of cells on the wall of the colon that could lead to cancer, highlighting the importance of getting checked.


Starting on January 23, 2023, the Alliance will enhance our support of colorectal cancer patients and caregivers by launching a comprehensive digital support hub. The platform will help allies navigate treatment and survivorship, connect with people who understand their personal experience, and find the right information without searching.  


This December, the Alliance will announce its first research funding awards since the release of a national research strategy last December. The $850,000 investment to support innovative research and early-career investigators is the beginning of a $30 million commitment over the next five years.

From Lily, a stage IV, 18-year-old patient

Why You Should Donate

“I was only a freshman at the University of Michigan when I learned I had stage II colorectal cancer, which later progressed to stage IV. Now, my life is divided between before and after. Before cancer, I was hopeful and excited, looking forward to Greek life, epic tailgates, and independence. 
But then I bled while using the bathroom a few weeks into the first semester. My parents were frightened, and the doctors I saw were diligent but dumbfounded. Colon cancer isn’t on the radar when you’re dealing with someone like me — a ‘pediatric’ patient standing five feet tall with a baby face.

The after — the moments after my diagnosis, are an endless series of disappointments, isolation, and depression, to say nothing of the treatment itself. There I was, with a huge mass in my colon, desperately trying to keep my dreams intact while facing a nightmare. 

Cases of colorectal cancer are rising among young people like me, and they are more often diagnosed at later, deadly stages. Your donation to the Alliance today can fund research and awareness work to counter this deadly trend, as well as support programs for people diagnosed young, like me.” - Lily.

Your tax-deductible donation will assist the colorectal cancer community all year long. Support more moments that matter to the colorectal cancer community by donating or creating a fundraiser for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance today.

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