Resources & FAQs
The Walk to End Colon Cancer
The Walk to End Colon Cancer is a family friendly, hope-filled event in 15 cities open to all ages. And we’re including a 5k walk and 1-mile turnaround to make it inclusive for all abilities. It’s a chance for anyone who’s been affected by colorectal cancer to come find strength and support, collectively.
Today’s support for early detection and research means more tomorrows with loved ones. Register, fundraise and join a nation of allies that are committed to seeing the end to colorectal cancer in our lifetime. Start a team, join a team or walk as an individual – because tomorrow can’t wait.
How long is the walk?
The Walk to End Colon Cancer is 5K walk. It is a hope-filled event open to all ages and communities. We have included a 1-mile turnaround on the course to make it inclusive for all abilities.
Can patients & survivors register for free?
Yes. Patients and Survivors can register for FREE. Simply choose the Patient / Survivor registration when signing up.
What do patients & survivors receive?
Patients and survivors receive a special survivor t-shirt, will be honored at the event and will receive a commemorative survivor medal.
My company/employer wants to pay for multiple registration fees. Is this possible?
Yes, of course! The easiest way to do this is to have a Colorectal Cancer Alliance staff member set up a discount code for your organization. This discount code can then be used while registering online, waiving all (or a part of) the registration fee. After the event, we will send an invoice to your employer. To set up a discount code, email email@example.com.
I accidentally registered as an individual and meant to join a team. What do I do?
No worries! If you would like to be added to a team, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the team you'd like to join.
Can I register at the event and pay by credit card?
Yes, you can pay by credit card, cash or check at the event.
Is the registration fee included in my fundraising incentive total?
Your registration fee will count toward your fundraising goal, but the registration fee itself is not tax deductible and will not appear in your final tax letter from the Alliance.
When do I get my participant t-shirt?
Unless otherwise indicated, participant t-shirts will be available for pick up on walk day at the registration table. Check your city's page for more details.
Fundraising / Donating
Is there a fundraising minimum to participate?
There is no fundraising minimum but remember – we can’t do this without your help! We encourage you to create a personal fundraising page and reach out to your friends and family. By reaching out to your connections, you are increasing awareness in your community and raising money to knock out colon cancer. Check out some fundraising tips to get started then take a look at great fundraising incentives!
Can someone donate to me through the mail?
Yes. Have the person download and complete the offline donation form found here, and send it in the mail with their donation.
What do I do if someone gives me cash or check in person?
Download a mail-in donation form and send the donations directly to Colorectal Cancer Alliance. This form is good for sending in a single donation. If you want to mail in multiple donations at a time, download and fill out this form. All checks should be made out to Colorectal Cancer Alliance.
Mail checks to:
Colorectal Cancer Alliance
1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066
Washington, DC 20005
What is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s Tax ID number?
A Tax ID number identifies the Colorectal Cancer Alliance as a 501(c)(3) non-profit Organization. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance Tax ID number is 86-0947831
Can I participate with a stroller? Can I bring my dog?
Absolutely! This event is for all ages. You are never too young to start spreading awareness about colorectal cancer. Also, four legged friends are our allies too. Well-behaved, friendly, leashed dogs are welcome to participate in the Walk.
What happens if it rains on event day?
We hold all events – rain, snow or shine! An event will only be canceled in extreme circumstances. If canceled, there will be no refunds and your registration fee will be considered a tax-deductible donation.
What happens if the walk takes place on a holiday?
Our number one goal is to honor colorectal cancer survivors and remember those we have lost to the colorectal cancer while bringing awareness to a disease that affects people of all races and religions. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance apologizes in advance if a Walk to End Colon Cancer event takes place during a holiday. We do our best to avoid holidays, but at times there are constraints that make it difficult. We thank you in advance for your support and appreciate your understanding.