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Second Walk Added To Colon Cancer Challenge at Manhattanville College

The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation will hold two walks at Manhattanville College.
The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation will hold two walks at Manhattanville College. Photo Credit: Courtesy Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation

HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation (CCCF) is set to host two walks at Manhattanville College on March 23 and March 30.

The CCCF, a New York-based nonprofit dedicated to reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death throughout the United States, added the March 30  walk after spots filled up for the first walk.

"The Challenge has grown so large that it not only moved the New York City run to a new venue, but added a second Colon Cancer Challenge a week later in Purchase, New York," representatives said.

The CCCF is hoping to reach the goal of raising $1 million.

“When I started the Colon Cancer Challenge 11 years ago, I could only hope that it would grow as large as it is now. It’s amazing how many people join us every year to raise money for public awareness, prevention, screening and research. It is great to have so much support that we’re able to add a second walk,” said Dr. Thomas Weber, CCCF founder, and Chappaqua resident.

More than 6,000 people participated in the Challenge and raised close to $500,000 for colorectal cancer research in 2013, officials said.

“Bringing the Challenge to Westchester is a very exciting way to start our second decade,” said Catherine Montaldo, CCCF executive director, and Putnam Valley resident. “It means even more people will get involved in spreading the message of awareness and prevention, and allows us to include more people than ever before.”

The second Westchester Colon Cancer Challenge starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 30, at Manhattanville College, 2900 Purchase St. in Purchase.

For more information, visit the Colon Cancer Challenge website.

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