Grants from Race Proceeds:
The New York City Get Your Rear in Gear races have raised over $363,000 and Family CoveyLove, along with the Colon Cancer Coalition, have granted these funds to a number of organizations in the local New York Area. In 2011, The Get Your Rear in Gear Amy Covey Lecture Series was established at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health. The series consisted of four lectures discussing serious gastrointestinal diseases in young adults.
In 2015, three partnerships were established with AliveNKickin, the Colon Cancer Alliance, and Michael’s Mission. More information about each of these organizations can be found at their respective websites, opposite.
AliveNKickin was the beneficiary of continued grants from the Colon Cancer Coalition with funds raised during the 2016 and 2017 Get Your Rear in Gear NYC races. After launching the HEROIC Registry in 2016, they will continue with the outreach plans that were established as part of the IRB approval for the registry with the Genetic Alliance. AliveNKickin are also involved with the Lynch Syndrome Demonstration Project that is part of the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Report. They will be participating in the first workshop the NCI is holding in February and hope that the HEROIC Registry will be integrated into the Lynch Syndrome Demonstration project as it develops.
Additional focuses of AliveNKickin are health provider education dedicated to understanding the causes of early age onset colorectal cancer; reducing the incidence and increasing survival of the disease as well as improving the quality of life of survivors and their families.
In 2019, funds in support of the Annual Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer (EAO-CRC) Summit have been granted.
At the Summit, leading clinicians and scientists report on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, genomics, and lifestyle challenges of EAO-CRC. It is a full day of cutting edge medicine, research, community building, conversation, and action focused on addressing young adult colorectal cancer, and is powered by the stories shared by the young colorectal cancer patients in the attendance. A primary focus of the summit is to provide an evidence-based framework for reducing risk, increasing early stage diagnosis and improving treatment and outcomes for young adult colorectal cancer patients.