Resources & FAQs
The Walk to End Colon Cancer
At the Walk to End Colon Cancer, we pound the pavement and rally against a pervasive silence that puts lives at risk. We find the courage to embrace our emotions and #WalkLoud together. We are UNsilenced.
The Walk to End Colon Cancer is in over 20 cities and is open to all ages. We have a 5k walk and a 1-mile turnaround to make it inclusive for all abilities. It's a chance for those affected by colorectal cancer to gather together to turn up the volume to stop the silence, reject the stigma, and cancel this killer.
The energy to end colorectal cancer must match its devastating impact. Today’s support for early detection and research means more tomorrows with loved ones. Register, fundraise and join a nation of allies committed to seeing the end of colorectal cancer in our lifetime. #WalkLoud with us — start a team, join a team, or walk as an individual.
Helpful Resources and Guides
Community Walker Guide
Registering, fundraising, and spreading the word about the Walks to End Colon Cancer is easier than ever with these helpful tips in this toolkits.
Fun Fast Fundraising Tips
We know fundraising can be a bit intimidating, whether you’re an expert or a rookie. We put together these tips to help get your initiatives off the ground and to jumpstart your fundraising success.
Virtual Fundraising Tips
Virtually gather your team members to help you raise funds for the Walk to End Colon Cancer.
The Impact of Your Gift
Your gift to the Walk to End Colon Cancer, at any amount, will go directly towards helping those in our community who are navigating colorectal cancer in new and urgent ways.
Making the Ask
Now that you’ve registered for your Walk to End Colon Cancer, the next step is to tell your friends, family, and colleagues about your commitment to ending colorectal cancer within our lifetime!
This social press kit gives you already-created social media posts that you can post on your Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with just one click.
Walk to End Colon Cancer Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Walk to End Colon Cancer?
The Walk to End Colon Cancer is a national series of fundraiser walks raising funds for the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. At the Walk to End Colon Cancer, colorectal cancer patients and survivors, their teams of family and friends, teams of family and friends lost to this disease, medical professionals, and community members gather to walk after fundraising leading up to event day. The event includes an opening ceremony to recognize survivors, a moment of unsilence used to reject the stigma that comes with this disease, a walk to remember the colorectal cancer journey, and a lively expo area with local sponsors. At the Walk To End Colon Cancer, we reject the stigma around colon and rectal cancers, we are loud and proud when celebrating our survivors and their incredible strength, we take time to remember the loved ones lost far too soon, and we commit to ending colorectal cancer in our lifetime.
Is there a registration fee to participate?
No. It is free for everyone to register and walk to end this disease.
What can I expect to receive when participating?
Registration is free of charge, and we have special items for fundraisers and survivors. People that fundraise $100 or more by 3 weeks before the event can expect to receive a Walk to End Colon Cancer t-shirt in the mail by event day. People that hit that $100 fundraising milestone in the final weeks leading up to the Walk will have their shirts mailed the week after the event.
Fundraisers that raise $250, $500, and $1000 by the week after the Walk can expect to receive a $25, $50, or $100 credit to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance store via email after the Walk.
Patients and survivors will receive a survivor shirt and medal at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance tent at the Walk to End Colon Cancer.
What do patients & survivors receive?
Patients and survivors will receive a commemorative survivor medal and t-shirt that can be picked up at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance tent on event day.
What if I cannot come in-person to the Walk to End Colon Cancer?
If you know when registering that you cannot be physically at the event, register as a Virtual Walker. If you opt to have survivor and/or fundraiser items mailed to you, our team will send those to you the week of the event.
If you find after registering that you cannot be at the event, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and our team can mail any fundraisers and/or survivor items to you.
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 email@example.com with the name of the team you'd like to join.
What happened to the boxers?
In March of 2020, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance rebranded the Undy RunWalk to the Walk to End Colon Cancer. This was done for many reasons but it came down to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s community and mission. One can understand the mission of the event with the name Walk to End Colon Cancer, and while witty, the Undy RunWalk did not. The boxers have been phased out over the course of 2020 and 2021 and will be replaced with t-shirts in 2022 for participants that fundraise $100 or more. Unlike Undy boxers that are usually just worn outside of the house on event-day, the Walk to End Colon Cancer t-shirts will be more likely to spread awareness outside of the house after event day.
Is the Walk to End Colon Cancer a race?
No, the Walk to End Colon Cancer is a non-competitive 5K walk. Participants may run the route, but there will not be timing or finisher awards.
Fundraising / Donating
Can I fundraise on Facebook?
Yes! From your Walk Fundraising HQ page, you can click “Facebook” on the toolbar to create a Facebook fundraiser that will automatically sync to your fundraising page. All funds raised through Facebook will automatically count toward your fundraising total. This is a great way to spread the word and generate more support!
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 support the Alliance’s goals around screening for colorectal cancer, providing support and care to those impacted by it, and supporting the science to find a cure. Check out some fundraising tips to get started!
Can someone donate to me through the mail?
Yes. Have the person add the name of your team or your name in the memo section of the check, and send it in the mail.
What do I do if someone gives me cash or check in person?
If you receive a check, please add the name of your team in the memo section so that we can credit the donation to your team. You can send the donations directly to Colorectal Cancer Alliance. All checks should be made out to “Colorectal Cancer Alliance.” Please do NOT mail cash, instead please convert it to a money order. In the memo of the order you can add the name of your team and the donor.
Mail checks and money orders 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
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 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.