THANK YOU to all of our friends and supporters throughout the community for your love and support. Together, we have raised over $220,000 that will enable the pursuit of medical breakthroughs in colon cancer at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Miracles Happen.

The Crush Colon Cancer Foundation

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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, our brother Michael Mulrenan, has been diagnosed with colon cancer and is in the middle of a fight to beat this terrible disease. He is being treated at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), while his faith and the prayers and support of what may be thousands of people, are engaged in this battle with him. While the work we support at the DFCI may or may not be a part of Michael’s battle, the founding families have a long history with cancer, and decided it was time 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 this year, we have partnered with the 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 directly to the lab and each dollar donated to Crush Colon Cancer will be matched up to $50,000.

We welcome your support and believe that it is only through the collective efforts of many, that Miracles Happen.

In Partnership With

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A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:

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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.