The Crush Colon Cancer Foundation
The Crush Colon Cancer Foundation has been established by the Mulrenan, Holzman, Brandano, Miller, Haggerty and McDonough families to specifically direct funds to colon cancer medical advances being developed at leading medical institutions. Recently, we lost our brother Michael Mulrenan after a heroic battle with colon caner. While he engaged in a battle no one should fight, he focused on faith, family, friends, this Foundation and the establishment of the Mulrenan Youth Center at St, Eulalia’s Church in Winchester, MA. The Crush Colon Cancer Foundation has been established to support research and development of promising new treatments that can fight this hideous disease. The founding families have a long history with cancer, and established this Foundation to engage in the fight with the aim of improving and saving the lives of patients and lessening the devastating effect it can have on families.
Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1,000,000 and in less than a year, we have raised and donated over $200,00 to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Marios Giannakis lab which is exclusively focused on breakthrough advances in the prevention and treatment of colon cancer. All donations will go to colon cancer research and future fundraising events are being planned.
We welcome your support and believe that it is only through the collective efforts of many, that Miracles Happen.
A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:
About Colon Cancer
Cases of new cancer in the United States have grown by 40% over the last 20 years with over 1.8 million new cancer cases reported in 2020. Medical advances in the detection and treatment of cancer are making a difference. As of January 2019, there were an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States, 5% of the US population. This rate is expected to increase by over 25% in the next 10 years.
Colorectal cancer represents about 10% of all cancers and is expected to increase by 25% over the next 10 years. There are over 1.5 million colon cancer survivors in the US.
An alarming doubling of colon cancer patients under the age of 50 since the mid-1990’s has recently led to a lowering of the age for colon cancer screening from age 50 to age 45.