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Recent Events & Galas

Ninth Annual Memories Gala 2017

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation held its Ninth Annual Memories Gala on Friday April 28, 2017 from 7:30 pm to midnight at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD. This year's theme was an Epicurean Tour from New England to New Orleans. Music to dance the night away was provided by The Palovations and our newest addition, Thunder and Lightning, also known as Nexus, led by world renowned classically trained drummer Brian Choper.

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Fourth Annual Free Health Festival 2017

March was National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and also the month when we host our annual hometown outreach health festival. Our fourth annual Free Baltimore Outreach Health Festival was held Saturday, March 4, at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore.
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Susie's Cause Pembroke Pines Health Festival 2016

We wrapped up our 2016 10-city outreach health festival tour on Saturday, December 3, at Pembroke Lakes Mall in Pembroke Pines, Florida. An estimated 1,370 mall shoppers stopped by our Susie's Cause Free Pembroke Pines Outreach Health Festival, enjoying our great live entertainment and receiving vital colorectal cancer information and related health education and resources.
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Susie's Cause San Francisco Health Festival 2016

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.
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Health Fair

Annual 5K Run & Family Walk 2016

For the twelfth straight year Susie's Cause held our 5K Run and Family Walk on Sunday, October 30, 2016.  Under beautiful blue skies hundreds of folks of all ages ran and walked to support Susie's Cause mission to bring critical screening information to the public. Pictures will be available soon so check back. Thanks to all of our generous sponsors, volunteers and participants for your ongoing support.
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Susie's Cause DMV_PG Health Festival 2016

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!
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Susie's Cause Los Angeles Health Festival 2016

Susie's Cause held its first Los Angeles Health Festival on Saturday October 1, 2016 at the Westfield Santa Anita Mall. The Health Festival brings critical health information to the underserved community.
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Health Fair

Susie's Cause Louisville Health Festival 2016

Our Susie's Cause Free Louisville Outreach Health Festival, held on Saturday, September 24, was a smash hit! Hosted at Jefferson Mall in southern Louisville, Kentucky, the festival attracted more than 1,400 residents of the local community.
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Health Fair

Susie's Cause Philadelphia Health Festival 2016

Susie's Cause held our first Philadelphia Health Festival on Saturday September 10, 2016 at the Columbia North YMCA. The Health Festival brought critical health information to the underserved community.
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Health Fair

Radiothon to Benefit Susie's Cause

Radio station 105.7 The Fan in Baltimore hosted the first Susie's Cause Radiothon. Proceeds will benefit the education and research programs of the Foundation.

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Susie's Cause Indianapolis Health Festival 2016

Another city, another great outreach health festival! Our Susie’s Cause Free Indianapolis Outreach Health Festival, held Saturday, August 20, at Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis was a smash hit! Our indispensable hospital partner Eskenazi Health brought its Mobile Clinic to conduct free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings for festival-goers, nearly 1,000 of whom stopped by the festival between noon and 4 p.m.! An Eskenazi dietitian was also on hand to discuss healthy food choices with attendees and pass out healthy snacks.
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Health Fair

Susie's Cause Detroit Health Festival 2016

Susie's Cause held our first Detroit Health Festival on Saturday August 6, 2016 at the Oakland Mall in Troy Michigan. The festivals are specifically designed to provide colon cancer education to underserved communities, in which colon cancer diagnoses and deaths occur at an alarmingly high rate, with disproportionate screening suspected to be at least partly to blame. Thanks to sustaining sponsor Lilly Oncology and Beaumont Health for their generous support.
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Health Fair

Hunt Valley Bluegrass - Folk Festival 2016

Susie’s Cause presented our second Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This Festival held at the picturesque Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland was a joyous celebration of Folk and Bluegrass performances.
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Susie's Cause New York City Health Festival 2016

It was a truly glorious day in New York City on Saturday, June 4, at our very first Free Susie’s Cause Harlem Outreach Health Festival! More than 5,000 people from the local Harlem community stopped by the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza on West 125th Street from noon to 4 p.m. to enjoy the dynamic entertainment, visit the various health agency tables, undergo free health screenings, and pick up some healthy lifestyle tips.
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Health Fair

Run-It-To-Fund-It Virtual Race

The virtual race site www.run-it-to-fund-it.com donated all of the profits from their April races to Susie's Cause. Runners across the country joined the fun, got some exercise and supported the Foundation in this new way to participate in 5K's, 10K's or whatever you like.

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Annual Memories Gala 2016

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation held its Eighth Annual Memories Gala on Friday April 29, 2016 from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD.
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Valley Mansion Gala

Fifth Annual Blue Ribbon Run 2016

The Fifth Annual Blue Ribbon 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held by our North Carolina Affiliate on Saturday April 2, 2016 at beautiful Autumn Hall.
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Susie's Cause Baltimore Health Festival 2016

Susie's Cause kicked off its nation wide series of Health Festivals on Saturday March 19, 2016 at Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, MD. Hundreds of folks from the underserved community came out and received life saving information about colon cancer screening, prevention and treatment. Thanks to our amazing sponsors Lilly Oncology, Bon Secours Hospital, ABC2, CareFirst, M&T Bank, Mondawmin Mall and Genentech for their hard work in making the Festival a succcess.
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Health Fair

Donovan Blythe's Coaches vs.Cancer Basketball Classic 2015

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic was held on December 28-30, 2015 in Palo Alto, California. This elite and competitive High School Girls Basketball Tournament bridging communities to support the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation was a huge success. We look forward to next year's spirited competition.

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Susie's Cause Charity Golf Classic 2015

The Fall foliage provided a spectacular backdrop on Monday October 26, 2015 for the Susie's Cause Charity Golf Classic. Over 80 golfers teed off at the beautiful Hayfields Country Club in Cockeysville, MD. Thanks to our generous sponsors, volunteers and golfers for making this event so successful.
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Annual 5K Run & Family Walk 2015

For the eleventh straight year Susie's Cause held our 5K Run and Family Walk on Sunday September 27, 2015. A tiny bit of rain did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of our hundreds of supporters.
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Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest

What an amazing day we had at the 2015 Charlotte Bohn Charm City Strongwoman Memorial Contest! 45 women competed to see who would be crowned Charm City Strongwoman 2015. Most importantly, over $19,000 was raised for Susie's Cause which is double last year's donations. The Charm City Strongwomen would like to thank all the sponsors, First Giving Donors, and those who ran bake sales and t-shirt sales.

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An Evening Bluegrass Festival 2015

It was an absolutely glorious evening as Susie's Cause hosted nationally known Grammy Award Winning Artists, Steep Canyon Rangers, at “An Evening Bluegrass Festival” on Thursday evening, July 23, 2015. Also appearing were Tim & Savannah Finch with Eastman String Band, and Bob Perilla’s Big Hillbilly Band.
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Inside Anne's Closet 2015

A beautiful California day provided the scene for the very successful Inside Anne's Closet Fashion Show fundraiser. Many thanks to John Paye and his team and lead sponsor Bloomingdale's for producing this fantastic event to benefit Susie's Cause.

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Annual Memories Gala 2015

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation held our Seventh Annual Memories Gala on Friday April 24, 2015 at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, MD.
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Valley Mansion Gala

Fourth Annual Blue Ribbon Run 2015

The Fourth Annual Blue Ribbon 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk was held by our North Carolina Affiliate on Saturday March 28, 2015 at beautiful Autumn Hall with a reception following at a Wilmington, NC favorite, Dockside Restaurant.
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Susie's Cause Health Festival 2015

Susie's Cause celebrated March as "Colon Cancer Awareness" month with another successful Health Festival presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Baltimore Health System. Community members took advantage of the opportunity to get screenings for blood pressure, heart rate and other services conducted by our partner health institutions and to sample healthy dishes designed for colon and heart.
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Health Fair

Tenth Annual 5K Run & Family Walk 2014

Susie's Cause continued the celebration of our Tenth Anniversary with the annual 5K Run and Family Walk on Sunday September 28, 2014. Under a clear blue sky hundreds of supporters ran and walked to help us end colon cancer.
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Valley Mansion Gala

Third Annual Charm City Strong Woman Contest

On Sunday, September 14, 2014, Fivex3 Training hosted the 3rd Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest, a fundraiser for the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation. Our special thanks to Emily Socolinsky for leading this unique and exciting event which continues to grow each year. This year, thanks to her hard work and generous sponsors and donors, the event raised over $13,200.00. This is over DOUBLE what was raised last year! Thank you to all of the competitors and spectators and volunteers for making this year's contest the most successful yet!!!
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Sixth Annual Memories Gala 2014

By all accounts the Annual Memories Gala was truly a magical night to celebrate our Tenth Anniversary and all of the accomplishments during the past decade. Over 400 hundred delighted guests enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Martin's Valley Mansion and then danced the night away with the high energy live music of Hero.
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Valley Mansion Gala

The Blue Ribbon Run 2014

The Blue Ribbon Run, the only Wilmington, NC event that raises awareness for colon cancer, was held on Saturday March 29, 2014 at beautiful Autumn Hall with a reception following at a Wilmington favorite, Dockside Restaurant.

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Susie's Cause Health Festival 2014

The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (“Susie’s Cause”) along with our generous sponsors celebrated March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month by holding a Health Festival on Saturday, March 15, 2014. The Health Festival focused on the under-served community where statistically colon cancer diagnosis and death rates are alarmingly high.
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Ninth Annual 5K Run & Family Walk 2013

Another perfect Fall day provided the setting as hundreds of enthusiastic supporters ran and walked to support Susie's Cause. We want to thank all of our wonderful sponsors,volunteers and participants for making this event so successful. Your support is the critical factor that enables us to continue our mission to eliminate colon cancer.
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Valley Mansion Gala

Second Annual Charm City Strong Woman Contest

Many many thanks to Fivex3 Training and all of the wonderful competitors and supporters that made the 2nd Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest so successful. In all over $6000 was raised for Susie's Cause. What a day! Watch these highlights for a taste of the competition.

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Fifth Annual Memories Gala 2013

The Fifth Annual Susie’s Cause National Colon Cancer Screening Month dinner dance at the Valley Mansion was a wonderful outpouring of support for Susie's Cause. Several hundred guests and colon cancer survivors enjoyed a sumptuous dinner at Martin's Valley Mansion and then danced the night away with the high energy live music of Hero.
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Valley Mansion Gala

Eighth Annual 5K Run & Family Walk

Susie's Cause and Title Sponsor M&T Bank, along with co-sponsors CareFirst BlueCross Blue Shield, Nutramax, Bon Secours Baltimore Health Systems, Genentech, Woodholme Gastroenterology Associates, Harry & Jan Korotki and The Law Offices of Cohan, West & Karpook would like to thank you for supporting our 8th Annual 5K Run and Family Walk. 
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A Special "Celebrating Susie" California Event

On behalf of Susie’s Cause, we would like to express our gratitude to Marie Cardona for her amazing generosity. Her mother, Susie Cardona, died of colon cancer at the young age of 35. She would have been 54 this year. It is tragic how Susie Cardona and Susan Cohan as well as thousands of other young adults fall victim to this disease each year.
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Memories 2012

The Fourth Annual Susie’s Cause National Colon Cancer Screening Month dinner dance was truly a night to remember. Over 400 guests took the time out of their busy lives to support this important cause.
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First Annual "Rockin For Awareness" Gala

Congratulations to the great city of St. Louis for hosting the first “Rockin’ for Awareness” gala at The Franklin Room located in the Historic Neighborhood of Soulard. The event was designed to support the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation.
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Charm City Chili Cook-Off

The Banditos presented their third annual C4! This great chili cook-off was held on Saturday, January 21, 2012 from 12 - 4 pm. The tasting kicked off around 1:00 pm with 12 mouth watering chili contestants. Admission included a donation to Susie's Cause as well as drink coupons, live music and much more. Our thanks to the Banditos and all of the supporters who turned out for Susie's Cause.

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UT Dallas Presents Dancin' 4 A Cause

We wish to thank the UT Dallas Recreational Sports Dance group for selecting Susie's Cause as a beneficiary of their 5th Annual Dancin' 4 A Cause on November 18th. It was a great night of dancing and fun and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the many different styles and numbers. Over $800 was raised for Susie's Cause! Thank you UT Dallas Recreational Sports and all of your great supporters.


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The Annual Susie's Cause Charity Golf Classic

Once again Susie smiled down upon us as our group of foursomes took to the course in support of Susie’s Cause Annual Charity Golf Classic on September 26th. We had a great day with the event attended to capacity.
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Seventh Annual 5K Run & Family Walk

Susie's Cause experienced a record turnout for our Seventh Annual 5K Run and Family Walk in Towson, Maryland just outside Baltimore. This year's race was held on Sunday September 18, 2011.
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Memories

Join us for The Third Anual Dinner Dance to recognize Susie's Cause Annual Screening Month. This year's gala will be held April 15, 2011 at the Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, Maryland.
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