Removing barriers to screening + increasing early detection

Read About How We Fund Screening Initiatives


Groundbreaking research to find colorectal cancer early + support quality of life

Read About Our Research Grants

Education + Awareness

Educating the public for on time screening and early detection

Read About Our Education and Awareness Grants

Patient Support

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

Read About Our Patient Support Grants


Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program

Get Your Rear in Gear - Boston

Providing screening opportunities for people who are homeless or have experienced homelessness and are now housed in Boston.

Years Funded: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

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: 2012-2023

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: 2012-2023

The Cancer Society of the Bahamas

Get Your Rear in Gear - Bahamas  Read more

Help colorectal cancer patients in the Bahamas cover medical expenses for chemotherapy, radiation, medications, colonoscopies, and biopsies.

Year Funded: 2023

Via Christi Hospital

Get Your Rear in Gear - Wichita  Read more

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

Year Funded: 2016, 2017, 2021, 2022

Angel Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Twin Cities

Providing financial assistance, education, support to adults living with colorectal cancer and their families.

Year Funded: 2012, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

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, 2023

MCCRF: Time Toxicity 

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Research measuring how much time a patient interacts with the healthcare system to better inform their care.

Years Funded: 2022, 2023

Operation Access

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

Years Funded: 2016, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

CMC’s Health Care for the Homeless

Get Your Rear in Gear - New Hampshire  Read more

Improving access to high quality screening or diagnostic testing for uninsured or underinsured patients.

Year Funded: 2023

Angelic Warrior Foundation

Get Your Rear in Gear - Winston Salem

Raising awareness for young onset colorectal cancer and supporting educational and screening efforts for under and uninsured.

Years Funded: 2022

El Rio Health Center

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Money raised at the Caboose Cup supports follow-up colonoscopy after a positive stool-based screening for under and uninsured patients in southern Arizona.

Year Funded: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023

Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center

Get Your Rear in Gear Winston Salem team in a colon

Get Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem  Read more

Screening colonoscopies for low-income and underserved colorectal cancer patients in Forsyth County.

Year Funded: 2021, 2022, 2023

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist

Get Your Rear in Gear - Winston-Salem  Read more

FIT screening for low-income and underserved patients in the Winston-Salem community.

Year Funded: 2022, 2023

OU Foundation – Bedlam Clinic

Get Your Rear in Gear - Tulsa  Read more

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

Years Funded: 2020

Grants and programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition, 2020-present.

Your money at work.

In the past 20 years, the Colon Cancer Coalition has directed nearly $20M in program support and over $10M in direct-to-community programs through money raised at the Coalition’s signature Get Your Rear in Gear® events and other large fundraising initiatives.

These grants back to the community address health disparities in our community through screening programs, research into young onset and quality of life for patients, education + awareness efforts, and patient support initiatives. The community grants build on existing 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 

All screening programs supported by the Colon Cancer Coalition work to make access to colorectal cancer screening available for all people. 40% of the Coalition’s grant funding is dedicated to programs that fill gaps in the screening continuum for under and uninsured patients, from non-invasive screening to a follow-up colonoscopy (if needed) and navigation to treatment.

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

Alexandria | Inova Health Foundation

Asheville | American Cancer Society Western North Carolina Screening Initiative*

Austin | People’s Community Clinic

Boston | Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center*

Boston | Boston Health Care for the Homeless*

Boston | The Family Van*

Charlotte | Atrium Health Foundation

Charlotte | Care Ring

Charlotte | Chester County Literary Council*

Charlotte | Novant Presbyterian Foundation

Chicago | CommunityHealth*

Columbus | Helping Hands Health and Wellness Center*

Columbus | The James Cancer Hospital at The Ohio State University

Denver | Colonoscopy Fund*

Fort Worth | UT Southwestern Medical Center Moncrief Cancer Institute

Houston | Harris Health – Ben Taub Hospital*

Las Vegas | Volunteers in Medicine*

Los Angeles | AltaMed Foundation*

Muscatine | Unity Point Health – Trinity Muscatine

National | Shore Medical Center*

National | Valley Gastroenterology Associates

New Hampshire | Catholic Medical Center Health Care for the Homeless*

New Hampshire | Health First Family Care Center

Oklahoma City | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*

Orange County | AliveandKickn

Orlando | Center for Change

Orlando | Equal Access Clinic Network*

Philadelphia | Thomas Jefferson University Hospital*

Raleigh | NC Colonoscopy Fund*

Reno | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*

Rochester | MN Cancer Alliance

San Antonio | Brent Lewis Bridges Foundation

San Antonio | Hill Country Mission for Health

San Antonio | Thrivewell

San Francisco | Operation Access*

Tucson | El Rio Health Center Foundation*

Tulsa | The University of Oklahoma Foundation*

Twin Cities | Native American Community Clinic*

Wichita | Ascension Via Christi

Wichita | Kansas Gastroenterology

Wichita | Surgical Specialists PA

Winston-Salem | Angelic Warrior Foundation*

Winston-Salem | Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Mobile

Winston-Salem | Cancer Services, Inc.

Winston-Salem | Novant Forsythe*

Winston-Salem | Wake Forest Baptist Health


Research programs funded by the Colon Cancer Coalition looks for answers to health disparities, the increase in young-onset colorectal cancer, quality of life for patients, and personalized medicine.

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

Facebook Challenges | Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Milwaukee | Medical College of Wisconsin

Nashville | Vanderbilt University Medical Center*

National Tour de Tush | Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Foundation

Philadelphia | Fox Chase Institute for Cancer Research

Philadelphia | Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Thomas Jefferson University*

Twin Cities | Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation

Awareness & Advocacy Initiatives

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

* Physician Education Initiative

Allentown | “Mission to Uranus” National Awareness Campaign

Anderson, IN | Minority Health Coalition of Madison County

Baton Rouge | TV Awareness Campaign

Billy Kametz Memorial Fundraising | “Talking Sh!t Saves Lives” National Awareness Campaign

Boston | Awareness efforts to reach sports fans

Boston | Boston Health Care for the Homeless

Boston | Boston Public Health Commission

Boston | TV + Radio + Out of Home Awareness Campaigns

Chicago | Advocates for Community Wellness, Inc

Chicago | Family Health Partnership Clinic

Chicago | Illinois Endoscopy Society

Columbus | The James Cancer Institute at The Ohio State University

Des Moines | Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa

Dina Goles Walk | Call on Congress Advocates

Dina Goles Walk | Colon Club

Grand Rapids | American Indian Cancer Foundation

Green Bay | Out of Home Awareness Campaign

Houston | Awareness efforts to reach sports fans

Houston | Educational inflatable colon for local use

Houston | MD Anderson Young Onset Summit

Houston | Out of Home Awareness Campaign

Houston | Southeast Colorectal Cancer Consortium*

Kansas City | Out of Home Awareness Campaign

National | Educational inflatable colon 

National | We Have Cancer Podcast

National | NARAP*

National Tour de Tush | Airport CRC Awareness Campaign

National Tour de Tush | National Awareness Campaign

New Hampshire | Smykil Family Foundation

New York | AliveandKickn Living With Lynch Patient Workshop

New York | Colon Cancer Foundation*

New York | Colon Cancer Prevention Project 

Raleigh | National Colorectal Cancer Round Table

Seattle | American Indian Cancer Foundation

Tulsa | Out of Home Awareness Campaign

Twin Cities | Minority Men’s Health Conference

Twin Cities | American Indian Cancer Foundation

Twin Cities | Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers Many Faces of Community Health*

Twin Cities | Neighborhood Health Source

Twin Cities | TV Awareness Campaign

Patient Support

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

Austin | CareBOX

Billy Kametz Memorial Fundraiser | Fighting with Hope

Charlotte | Wind River Cancer

Colchester | Cancer Patient Support Foundation

Cromwell (Blue Moon Gala) | PALTOWN Development Foundation

Des Moines | Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa

Fort Worth | Cancer Care Services

Grand Rapids | Corewell Health Foundation West Michigan

Kansas City | Andrew J Somora Foundation

Little Rock | Fighting with Hope

Nassau (Bahamas) | The Cancer Society of The Bahamas

National Tour de Tush | We Have Cancer Podcast

National Tour de Tush | ONE CANCER PLACE

New Hampshire | 3 Beautiful Sweeney Angel Fund

New York | AliveandKickn

Raleigh | Helene Foundation

Raleigh | Man Up to Cancer

Raleigh | PALTOWN Development Foundation

Tinley Park | Jennifer Fallick Cancer Support Center

Twin Cities | Angel Foundation

Twin Cities | Best Christmas Ever

Twin Cities | Jack’s Caregiver Coalition

Twin Cities | Ostomy Association of the Minneapolis Area

Twin Cities | University of Minnesota Lynch syndrome support

Twin Cities | University of MN Physicians

Winston-Salem | Cancer Services, Inc


Cost of Cancer

Mini-grants support patients with non-medical expenses as they live through colorectal cancer diagnosis and treatment have been funded in the following cities. 


Beech Mountain




New York

Orange County




San Antonio


Twin Cities