I am competing on behalf of the Colon Cancer Coalition! I chose this charity because my uncle was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008, and after a long fight, passed away 6 years later. Just over two years ago, I was also diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, a disease that, along with many other things, increases my risk of developing colon cancer. I remember participating in a "Get Your Rear in Gear" 5k, run by the Colon Cancer Coalition, with my uncle so many years ago. It was comforting to know that other families were going through the same struggles we were and that people wanted to help. Colon cancer screenings are important because the chances of survival are much higher when caught early, yet only 40% of colon cancers are found early. This needs to change. I ask that you donate to my charity to help raise awareness and increase colon cancer screenings. Thank you.