The Colon Club was founded in 2003 by Molly McMaster, 28, a colon cancer survivor who was diagnosed on her 23rd birthday, and Hannah Vogler, 30, whose cousin and Molly's friend, Amanda Sherwood Roberts, died of the disease at the age of 27. Our main goal is to educate as many people as possible, at as young an age as possible, about colorectal cancer in interesting and out-of-the-box ways. Our wishes are for people to have "colon talk" in their everyday lives, to know the risk factors and symptoms, and to get screened when it is appropriate for them.
Our "crazy projects" include:
- The Colossal Colon, a 40-foot long, 4-foot tall replica of the human colon that has been on the road since 2002 educating about colorectal cancer
- The Colondar, an annual calendar of colorectal cancer survivors diagnosed under the age of 50
- other special one-time projects on both a local and national level