• Colorectal Cancer Info MAIN MENU
  • Screen MAIN MENU
  • Care MAIN MENU
  • Cure MAIN MENU
  • Get Involved MAIN MENU
  • Our Mission MAIN MENU

Subscribe to the Newsletter

For the first time, the Colon Cancer Alliance is partnering with the Rock n Roll Marathon Series in our ongoing effort to help raise funds and raise awareness for colon cancer. Those who choose to sign up on behalf of the Colon Cancer Alliance can register for free! We're excited to announce that we have our first runner: Mary Ann Ratajczak of Exeter, PA. She is traveling to run the Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Raleigh Half Marathon on April 2, and took a few moments to share her running story:
"I started running when I turned 50. My goal was to run a 5K by my 50th birthday.  I belong to many running groups, am an ambassador for fitness apparel brands 2XU and Physiclo, and running club RunJunkEes.  I run and train daily. I train three times a week with Perry Coolbaugh (pictured) of PAC Fitness.  He has helped me reach my fitness goals and prepares me for all my half marathons & local 5 and 10K races that I do. My profession as an endoscopy nurse has a lot to do with why I'm raising money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. Working in the endoscopy department, I see colon cancer. Early detection and screening is so very important.  This year as I run the Raleigh Rock 'n' Roll half I will be dedicating my 13.1 miles to colon cancer survivors, those battling colon cancer, and those who have lost their battle to colon cancer.  And to my mother-in-law who was recently diagnosed with colon cancer." For more information and to sign up for a race, visit https://www.ccalliance.org/rock-n-run-colon-cancer/. Those who sign up for free commit to raising a minimum of $300 for a 5k race; $500 for a 10k race; $800 for a half marathon; and $1200 for a full marathon.  


Related reading

Are you sure?

Clicking "Start Over" will empty your resources drawer and take you back to the beginning of the journey customizer. Would you like to continue?

Are you sure?

Clicking "Exit" will permanently close your resource drawer for the rest of the session. If you would like to minimize the drawer and access it from other pages, click the symbol next to "MY RESOURCES". Would you like to permanently exit the drawer?