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.
2021 Walk FAQs: Our Commitment to Safe Walking
Is there a registration fee to participate?
There is no longer a registration fee for any 2021 Walk to End Colon Cancer.
What do I receive for participating?
All participants can pick-up their swag bag that includes a few fun goodies including a throwback pair of Undy boxers. Survivors will also get their 2021 Survivor medal, and anyone who raises $100 or more will be able to pick up your fundraising incentives like our Walk-branded pop socket, shoulder sling bag, and thermal water bottle!
Where do I pick up my items?
Items can be picked up at the Victory Lap on the day of the event. Volunteers will place the bag in your trunk and stay safely distanced.
What is the Victory Lap?
The Victory Lap is a fun way to close out the Walk experience. We ask you to drive by your city’s designated site to pick up your swag bag, and celebrate your commitment to ending colorectal cancer. Volunteers will be there to thank you for your participation. Decorate your car and come ready to cheer with your fellow Allies! We ask you not to get out of your car as we continue to practice social distancing.
What if I can’t make it to the Victory Lap?
If you can’t make it to the Victory Lap and are a survivor or have met the fundraising minimum to earn a Walk-branded fundraising item, we can mail those items to your home. To request that they be mailed, please email us at email@example.com.
What do patients & survivors receive?
Patients and survivors will receive a commemorative survivor medal that can be picked up at the Victory Lap on event day.
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.