We are the Colon Cancer Coalition.
In 2004, Kristin Lindquist started planning for the very first Get Your Rear in Gear® run after losing her best friend and sister, Susie Lindquist Mjelde, to colon cancer. What started as one women’s vision has since grown into a national coalition of people determined to end colorectal cancer deaths by increasing screening and educating others about the signs and symptoms of this treatable disease. We want all people to understand their risk factors and get the right screening at the right time.
Since 2005, we’ve raised funds to increase awareness, education community, and promote screening of the 2nd deadliest cancer killer.
Money raised at each event stays in the local community to increase community awareness and screening programs.
By joining forces with like-minded advocates, the Colon Cancer Coalition hopes to make colon, rectum, colonoscopy, and colorectal part of every day language, and help people overcome fear of screening, and decrease deaths from colon cancer.
Please, for yourself and for your loved ones, join one of our Get Your Rear in Gear or Tour de Tush events