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The Colon Cancer Foundation Thanks You!

The Colon Cancer Foundation (“CCF”) announces it has filed its Verified Petition for Dissolution on April 15, 2024 with the New York Attorney General’s office. It is expected that the Attorney General’s office will approve the petition within 90 days. All funds remaining after CCF has paid off its liabilities will be donated to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (the “Alliance”).

CCF was established by Dr. Thomas K. Weber in 2008 with a formal mission of reducing colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the battle against colorectal cancer.

Dr. Weber, a passionate and visionary physician, started the nation’s first public colon cancer awareness event–the Colon Cancer Challenge–in 2004. As a surgical oncologist working daily with colorectal cancer patients, he saw the need for increasing public awareness of the nation’s second-deadliest form of cancer and the importance of expanding research focused on the causes and cures of colorectal cancer, particularly early age-onset colorectal cancer (“EAO-CRC”).

Over the last 16 years, CCF has continued to work towards its vision of A World without Colorectal Cancer™. CCF’s flagship awareness event, the Colon Cancer Challenge, continues to draw significant participation every March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The annual EAO-CRC Summit, the first of its kind, is globally recognized as an imperative opportunity to share the latest developments in a supportive and hopeful gathering for researchers, physicians, survivors, and caregivers.

Sanjay Bery, CCF Acting Board Chair and Secretary, said, “The CCF Board feels that for CCF to meet its mission, it will be better to align ourselves with the Alliance. The Alliance is the largest colorectal cancer-focused organization, and has contributed in multiple areas in the fight against colorectal cancer. Amongst other things, the Alliance has graciously agreed to have an informational page on their website to help ensure Dr. Weber’s legacy. The Alliance will also include EAO-CRC sessions at their annual Cure CRC Summit, and continue to award the Dr. Thomas K. Weber Research Award for excellence in clinical research. The CCF team looks forward to fulfilling our founder’s vision under the aegis of the Alliance.”

“CCF has helped make significant strides in the battle against colorectal cancer,” said Michael Sapienza, CEO of the Alliance. “We are honored to carry on CCF’s life saving work in memory of Dr. Weber. His vision of a world without colon cancer aligns seamlessly with the Alliance’s mission to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime by advocating for prevention, magnifying support and accelerating research to find a cure.”

The CCF Board of Directors would like to thank CCF staff, both past and present, and all of its constituents for their loyal support over the last two decades. The CCF Board encourages everyone to continue supporting the battle against colorectal cancer & support the Alliance.


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You Can Help End Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

So Many Ways to Get Involved! Please join us in raising awareness about colorectal cancer screening. Whether you’d like to participate in our Colon Cancer Challenge, spread the word about prevention and screenings or help fundraise, we truly value your partnership. Together, we can save lives! Learn more here.


Our Mission

The Colon Cancer Foundation

The Colon Cancer Foundation, established in 2008, is a non-profit organization with a clear mission: reduce colorectal cancer and related deaths through supporting research, increasing public awareness and education, and collaborating with strategic partners in the fight against colorectal cancer (CRC). CRC is the second leading cause of cancer death, making the foundation’s mission critical.

Colon Cancer Facts

Colorectal cancer is not an old white man disease - it affects both men and women across all races and age groups
CRC incidence and mortality among <50 years (early-age onset CRC) is rising at an alarming rate
Patients younger than 55 are 58% more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage (III or IV) disease
70% of EAO-CRC cases have no known risk factors, such as family history of CRC

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Resources & Tools

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is a type of cancer that can affect the colon and the rectum, which together make up our large intestine.

PREVENT IT! Screening Information

Screening is an extremely important preventive method to catch cancer early before it advances to an incurable stage.

Symptoms, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Colorectal cancer might not cause symptoms immediately and screening is the most effective method to identify and remove polyps before they evolve into malignant diseases.