Hayward Outreach Health Festival:
Kaiser Permanente Puts a Permanent Smile on Our Faces!
Held at Southland Mall in Hayward, California, our Susie's Cause Free Hayward Outreach Health Festival engaged an estimated 1,751 members of the local community on Saturday, November 5. Our invaluable medical partner in this venture, Kaiser Permanente, organized a comprehensive lineup of resources and activities and deployed a large, enthusiastic team of staff and volunteers. We were honored to have Dr. Akhil Wadhera, chair of Kaiser Permanente’s Commission on Cancer Committee for the Southern Alameda County area, warmly welcome the crowd, stressing the importance of colorectal cancer screening and an overall healthy lifestyle.
12th Annual 5K and Family Walk
Held on Sunday, October 30, on a warm morning under beautiful blue skies in Towson, Maryland, our 12th Annual Susie's Cause 5K Run and Family Walk brought hundreds of our supporters together in a show of unity behind our foundation's mission to bring critical colorectal cancer screening information to the public. Congratulations to our top individual fundraiser, Gregory Ackerman, our largest-team winner, Barney's Defense, and all of our top race finishers
! Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers, and participants for your ongoing friendship, love, and encouragement. We raised nearly $19,000 with this year's event and are still taking donations on our FirstGiving page if anyone would still like to contribute. Thank you to all who donated! Your kind assistance is what keeps our mission going!
“DMV” Outreach Health Festival:
A Delightful Day in the D.C. Area!
Susie's Cause was thrilled to host nearly 1,600 members of the local community on Saturday afternoon, October 15, at our Free “DMV” Outreach Health Festival at Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland! Our foundation board member Dr. Mary Garza, assistant professor of behavioral and community health at the University of Maryland School of Public Health, provided indispensable support for the festival; we couldn't have done it without her! Associate director of the Maryland Center for Health Equity, Dr. Garza made educational colorectal cancer announcements throughout the day in both English and Spanish.