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The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection and prevention.

HE TASK FORCE WAS formed in 1999 to increase public awareness of colon cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention. Health organizations, businesses, colon cancer survivors and volunteers throughout the community engaged in a comprehensive effort to get the community talking about colon cancer and to provide free colon cancer screenings.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES: • Individual Giving via Our Website or During Our Events • Corporate Sponsorship • Honoring and Memorial Gifts • Event Support

The Task Force is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection and prevention.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: FOBT Kit Assembly & Distribution (February / March) Health Fair Assistance Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Events – Planning & Execution • Rollin’ to Colon – Cycling Event in June • Boxer 500 – A Short Run to Fight Colon Cancer – Run/Walk in August

Pay It Forward: The Task Force, an all-volunteer nonprofit, is funded through grants, sponsorships, events, memorials and direct contributions. We encourage others interested in assisting our organization to become involved by attending our monthly meetings that are held the first Thursday of the month at 7am at the American Cancer Society, 9850 Nicholas St, Ste. 200, Omaha. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested in supporting our mission. Brag Lines in 2018: • Distributed over 1,200 free Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT) screening kits through 100 distribution sites throughout Douglas and Sarpy County • Successfully launched two new videos for our ongoing Leave Colon Cancer Behind campaign of Father Fangman and Crash Davis, both colon cancer survivors • Supported a multi-media March Colon Cancer Awareness campaign that included social media, newspaper, radio, billboards and buses • Participated in multiple community health events; some included Rolanda the Inflatable Colon • Celebrated 10 years of the Boxer 500 – A Short Run to Fight Colon Cancer

GREAT PLAINS COLON CANCER TASK FORCE P.O. Box 3434 • Omaha, NE 68103 Email coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com www.coloncancertaskforce.org To volunteer contact: coloncancertaskforce@gmail.com 2019

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