Screening & Prevention

Removing barriers to screening + increasing early detection

Research

Groundbreaking research to help fight and end colorectal cancer

Patient Support

Reducing the financial burden of colorectal cancer for patients and their families

Education & Awareness

Developing programs for early detection, increased screening, and treatment

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FEATURED GRANTS

UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute

Get Your Rear in Gear - Fort Worth

Providing screening opportunities and financial assistance for underserved and uninsured populations in north Texas.

Years Funded: 2017, 2018, 2019

Lamprey Health Care

Get Your Rear in Gear - New Hamshire

Reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening for average risk under-served patients through no-cost FIT screening and follow-up colonoscopy.

Years Funded: 2019

Cancer Services, Inc.

Get Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem

Providing financial assistance for medications and other cancer-related needs of colorectal cancer patients, specifically under-served populations.

Years Funded: 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020

Western N.C. CRC Screening Initiative

Get Your Rear in Gear - Asheville

Colorectal cancer FIT screening for average risk, uninsured, low income patients between the ages of 50 and 75 and follow-up colonoscopy as needed.

Year Funded: 2019

Local Public Service Announcement

Get Your Rear in Gear - Baton Rouge

This on-air PSA produced by local television station WBRZ TV works to increase awareness of colon cancer and encouraged viewers to get screened.

Year Funded: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020

Cancer Patient Support Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Colchester

Funding gives peace of mind to colorectal cancer patients, plus financial and emotional support, providing everything from transportation to helping pay bills.

Year Funded: 2013, 2017, 2018, 2020

Providence Cancer Institute – Oregon

Get Your Rear in Gear - Portland

Offering financial assistance to colorectal patients, covering non-medical bills like rent, car payment, utilities, child care, and select medical supplies.

Year Funded: 2020

Fox Chase Cancer Center

Get Your Rear in Gear - Philadelphia

Research projects include treatment options and outcomes for early rectal cancer patients, and understanding quality of life issues following recovery.

Year Funded: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Get Your Rear in Gear - Philadelphia

Funding leading-edge research in health disparities and compassionate care in Philadelphia, and to increase screening compliance in underserved communities.

Year Funded: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019

The Ohio State University Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Columbus

Research funding to Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute for activities related to hereditary colon cancer and Lynch syndrome.

Year Funded: 2016, 2017, 2018

Via Christi Hospital

Get Your Rear in Gear - Wichita

Providing colon cancer screening for the underinsured, uninsured, and underserved populations in Wichita and the surrounding communities.

Year Funded: 2016, 2017

Angel Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities

Providing financial assistance, education, support to adults living with cancer and their families, helping them through a difficult period of financial crisis.

Year Funded: 2012, 2019, 2020

The Family Van

Get Your Rear in Gear - Boston

Providing colorectal cancer screening training and resources for colorectal cancer screening for low-income people of color in Boston.

Year Funded: 2018, 2020

Andrew J. Somora Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Kansas City

Offering financial assistance for families living through a colorectal cancer diagnosis through covering unexpected expenses and day-to-day need.

Year Funded: 2012, 2020

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Get Your Rear in Gear - Chicago

Providing financial assistance, education, support to adults living with cancer and their families, helping them through a difficult period of financial crisis.

Year Funded: 2018

Operation Access

Get Your Rear in Gear San Fransicso Operation Access

Get Your Rear in Gear - San Francisco

Providing colorectal cancer screening for the underserved and uninsured communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Years Funded: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020

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OU Foundation – Bedlam Clinic

Get Your Rear in Gear - Tulsa

Using FIT screening with follow-up colonoscopy to increase the screening rates in underserved and uninsured populations.

Years Funded: 2020

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Mayo Clinic

Sean Skiing

Get Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities

Biobank research to better understand what leads the normal colon tissue to transform into a polyp or to cancer.

Years Funded: 2019

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The Cancer Support Center

Get Your Rear in Gear Tinley Park check presenation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Tinley Park

Providing social and emotional support and addressing specific physical needs of colorectal cancer patients and their families.

Years Funded: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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Cancer Services of Baton Rouge

Get Your Rear in Gear Baton Rouge check presentation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Baton Rouge

Helping provide colorectal cancer patients with daily needs including nutrition, mental health services, and more.

Year Funded: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

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Cancer Wellness for Life

Get Your Rear in Gear - Kansas City

Offering strength and conditioning for colorectal cancer patients and survivors during and after treatment, helping them live their strongest and healthiest lives.

Year Funded: 2019

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Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Check presentation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Portland

Offering financial assistance to remove barriers and ensure all patients can access screening and preventive care.

Year Funded: 2019

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Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Seattle check presentation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Seattle

Offsetting the costs of FIT screening kits to continue and grow community outreach for colorectal cancer screening.

Year Funded: 2017

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Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc

Get Your Rear in Gear - Tulsa

Direct access to screening, education, and awareness programs aimed at patients most at risk of colorectal cancer.

Year Funded: 2017

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Shalom Health Care Center

Shalom Mobile Center, Indianapolis

Get Your Rear in Gear - Indianapolis

Providing medically underserved populations colorectal cancer screenings, regardless of their insurance coverage.

Year Funded: 2019

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Awareness Littering the Streets

Get Your Rear in Gear - Boston

Reaching Bostonians in unexpected places on the streets of the city by wrapping recycling kiosks throughout the downtown corridor and beyond.

Year Funded: 2018, 2020

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International Medical Graduates (IMG) at MDH

Get Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities

IMGs serve as patient navigators to encourage colorectal cancer screening in at-risk and underserved communities.

Year Funded: 2018

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Grants and programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition, 2015-present.

Your money at work.

Money raised through the Colon Cancer Coalition’s signature events are granted back to the community where it is raised to address health disparities in our community. These community grants build on efforts to support colorectal cancer patients and their families, increase access and screening rates, educate the public about life-saving colorectal cancer screening, and support research into health disparities, young-onset colorectal cancer, and personalized medicine.

Community grants are categorized by type of program, then listed alphabetically by city. Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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Colorectal Cancer Screening & Prevention

All screening programs supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition work to make access to colorectal cancer screening available for all people. Programs address economic and racial disparities for screening and care.

+ program specifically addresses racial, economic, or other health disparities in these communities.

Allentown, PA | St. Luke’s Hospital

Asheville, NC | Western N.C. CRC Screening Initiative (WNC-CRCSI) +

Austin, TX | People’s Community Clinic +

Beaver, PA | Valley Gastroenterology Associates

Boston, MA | Boston Health Care for the Homeless +

Boston, MA | Family Van (Harvard Medical School) +

Boston, MA | Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers +

Boston, MA | MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Boston, MA | Southcoast Center for Cancer Care

Boston, MA | The Dimock Center +

Charlotte, NC | Care Ring +

Charlotte, NC | Chester County Literacy Council +

Charlotte, NC | Levine Cancer Institute Atrium Health Foundation

Charlotte, NC | Novant Health Presbytarian +

Chicago, IL | Advocate Charitable Foundation +

Chicago, IL | Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

Columbus, OH | The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center-The James Community Partners

Des Moines, IA | Colon Cancer Coalition of Iowa

Elgin, IL | Advocate Sherman Hospital Foundation +

Hampton, VA | Southeastern Virginia Health System

Houston, TX | TOMAGWA HealthCare Ministries +

Indianapolis, IN | Shalom Health Care Center +

Kansas City, KS | KU Endowment

Kansas City, KS | Midwest Music Foundation

Las Vegas, NV | Volunteers in Medicine +

Little Rock, AR | Mainline Health Systems +

Little Rock, AR | Southeaster Colorectal Cancer Consortium (Arkansas Cancer Coalition)

Mobile, AL | Victory Health Partners +

Muscatine, IA | Unity Point Health – Trinity Muscatine +

New Hampshire | Lamprey Health Care +

New Hampshire | Families First Health & Support Center +

New Hampshire | Harbor Care Health & Wellness Center +

New Hampshire | Manchester Community Health Center +

New Hampshire | Mary Hitchock Memorial Hospital +

New York, NY | AliveAndKickn

Orlando, FL | SOS by Urbander +

Philadelphia, PA | Abrahamson Cancer Center +

Philadelphia, PA | Penn Medicine +

Portland, OR | Oregon Health & Science University Foundation

Raleigh, NC | High Country Community Health +

Raleigh, NC | UNC – The University of NC Chapel Hill

Raleigh, NC | UNC Lineberger

San Antonio, TX | Hill Country Mission for Health +

San Antonio, TX | San Antonio Cancer Council +

San Antonio, TX | ThriveWell Cancer Foundation +

San Francisco, CA | Operation Access +

Seattle, WA | Evergreen Healthcare Foundation +

Seattle, WA | Sea Mar Community Health Centers +

Tucson, AZ | El Rio Health Center Foundation +

Tulsa, OK | Gastroenterology Specialists, Inc. +

Tulsa, OK | Morton Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. +

Tulsa, OK | OU Foundation – Bedlam Clinic +

Tulsa, OK | Saint Francis Health System +

Tulsa, OK | Neighbors Along the Line +

Twin Cities, MN | American Indian Cancer Foundation +

Twin Cities, MN | Hennepin Health Foundation +

Twin Cities, MN | Minnesota Department of Health +

Twin Cities, MN | Native American Community Clinic +

Twin Cities, MN | United Family Medicine +

Wichita, KS | Kansas Gastroenterology +

Wichita, KS | Via Christi Hospital +

Wichita, KS | Victory in the Valley +

Winston-Salem, NC | Cancer Services, Inc +

Research

Research programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition have looked for answers to health disparities, the increase in young-onset colorectal cancer, and personalized medicine.

+ program specifically addresses racial, economic, or other health disparities in these communities.

Boston, MA | Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Houston, TX | The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Nashville, TN | Vanderbilt University Medical Center +

Philadelphia, PA | American Association for Cancer Research

Philadelphia, PA | Fox Chase Cancer Center

Philadelphia, PA | Thomas Jefferson University Hospital +

Pittsburgh, PA | St. Clair Hospital Foundation

Twin Cities, MN | Mayo Clinic

Patient Support

Patient support efforts help address the colorectal cancer patient’s physical, psychological, and social needs during and after colorectal cancer treatment.

Austin, TX | CareBox Program

Baton Rouge, LA | Cancer Services of Baton Rouge

Boston, MS | Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Charlotte, NC | Colon Cancer Support Network

Charlotte, NC | Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Programs

Charlotte, NC | Yvette W Ferris Foundation

Colchester, VT | Cancer Patient Support Foundation

Cromwell, CT | PALTOWN Development Foundation

Fort Worth, TX | Cancer Care Services

Fort Worth, TX | Meredith’s Miracles Colon Cancer Foundation

Fort Worth, TX | UT Southwestern Moncrief Cancer Institute

Kansas City, KC | Cancer Wellness for Life

Kansas City, MO | Andrew J Somora Foundation

Little Rock, AR | Yoga Warriors

Portland, OR | Providence Cancer Institute – Oregon

Tinley Park, IL | The Cancer Support Center

Tulsa, OK | American Cancer Society

Tulsa, OK | Assistance in Health Care, Inc.

Tulsa, OK | The Stonebrook Project, Inc.

Twin Cities, MN | Angel Foundation

Twin Cities, MN | Jack’s Caregiver Coalition

Twin Cities, MN | Minnesota Department of Health – Sage Scopes

 

Cost of Cancer

Mini-grants to support patients with non-medical expenses as they live through colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment. Past mini-grants have covered rent, car payments, child care, heating bills, and large one-time expenses.

Allentown, PA

Charlotte, NC

New York, NY

Oklahoma City, OK

Philadelphia, PA

Raleigh, NC

Twin Cities, MN

Awareness & Education Initiatives

Making colon, colorectal, and colonoscopy part of the everyday language buy putting the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer in front of all people, meeting them where they are – driving in car, watching television, walking down the street.

* Physician Education Initiative

Allentown, PA | Public Awareness Radio & Billboard campaign

Baton Rouge, LA | Public Awareness TV campaign

Beaver, PA | Beaver County Cancer and Heart Association

Boston, MA | Public Awareness reaching New England baseball and football fans

Boston, MA | Cancer Support Community-MA South Shore

Boston, MA | Public Awareness Print, Streaming, TV, Radio and Out of Home Messages

Charlotte, NC | Public Awareness TV campaign

Chicago, IL | The Blue Hat Foundation

Colchester, VT | Public Awareness print campaign

Green Bay, WI | Public Awareness Billboard campaign

Houston, TX | Giant colon educational tool

Houston, TX | MD Anderson

Houston, TX | Public Awareness Billboard

Indianapolis, IN | Public Awareness TV & Radio campaign

Kansas City, KS | Public Awareness Billboard campaign

Kansas City, KS | Public Awareness reaching Kansas City baseball and football fans

Milwaukee, WI | Medical College of Wisconsin *

National | We Have Cancer Podcast

National | The Colon Club

New Hampshire | Public Awareness TV and Streaming campaign

New York, NY | Colon Cancer Foundation *

Oklahoma City, OK | Public Awareness Billboard campaign

Orlando, FL | Center for Change

Orlando, FL | Public Awareness Print campaign

Raleigh, NC | Public Awareness Billboard campaign

Raleigh, NC | South Eastern States Colorectal Cancer Consortium *

San Antonio, TX | Brent Lewis Bridges Foundation

Tulsa, OK | Public Awareness TV and Radio campaign

Twin Cities, MN | Public Awareness Print Campaign

Twin Cities, MN | TreeLine Genetics

Wichita, KS | Public Awareness TV and Billboard campaign