We are excited to highlight some of our amazing fundraisers that helped further our mission to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Thank you to everyone who organized and participated in these amazing fundraisers—we’re so grateful for your dedication!
Brotherly Love in the City of Brotherly Love
When Greg Holowach was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer, he knew the cancer journey would be a family affair. What he didn’t expect? That his three sons would take that sentiment to a whole new level by participating in the Philadelphia Love Run. On April 10, Team Strong4GH set out strong and not only crossed the finish line, they also raised $5,000 in honor of their dad. One of our Certified Patient Navigators Carol Orr cheered on the boys alongside Greg and his wife Lorna. Thanks to Greg, Carol and the Holowach family for their staunch support!
Showing that colorectal cancer touches those near and far, South Central Bank in Glasgow, KY held small fundraisers athoughout March raising almost $3,000 to support the Colon Cancer Alliance. Our wonderful volunteer Robin Evans represented us onsite and presented the staff at South Central Bank with a Blue Star Award. Amazing job, everyone!
Jacksonville University Lacrosse Scores for One of Their Own
After tragically losing a 21-year-old teammate to colorectal cancer, assistant coach Cameron Mann and the Jacksonville University men’s lacrosse team decided to honor Corey Loverich in the best way they knew how: lacrosse! The “88 and Sunny” lacrosse event (named for Corey’s jersey number) took place on April 24 and drew massive crowds to honor a great player and teammate. In their enthusiasm and determination, they raised more than $10,000 in support of the Colon Cancer Alliance and the Corey Lovrich Men’s Lacrosse Scholarship Fund, showing Corey’s legacy lives on through raising awareness and helping others defy the odds. Well done, Jacksonville!
Power to the Powers
Chip and Tracy Powers were at it again with their 5th Walk and Ride for Colon Cancer in Charlton, MA. Though the rain spoiled their initial date, the rain date of June 5 proved just as exciting with a sold out attendance of bikers, walkers and crowds at the raffle tables. This was all the more sweetened as Chip celebrated another year with no evidence of disease!
Since their first event in 2012, the Powers family and their community have raised more than $15,000 to support the Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission. Congrats to all who attended—we can’t wait to see what’s in store for year six!
If you would like to donate to the Colon Cancer Alliance or have an idea for a fundraiser, please contact Alison Ornitz at 202-628-0123 ex. 109. Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help