Check out some of the fun and creative ways your fellow advocates made a difference last year!
Kris Saim is a stage III colon cancer survivor who has used his diagnosis as motivation to better his life and increase national awareness of this disease. Since his diagnosis in 2012, Kris has become quite the activist, rallying his community to join his fight against colon cancer with creative outreach and fun activities. His efforts are driven with so much passion and commitment, Kris landed the spot as our #1 individual Dress in Blue Day fundraiser for the second year in a row! Read more about Kris.
Last year, employees at the Olympus Corporation participated in Dress in Blue Day through their "Be a Star" campaign. At 11 company locations across the country, employees wore blue on Dress in Blue Day and sported their blue star stickers to raise awareness. They collected donations all month and by the end of March, the branches raised more than $10,000!
After their huge company wide success through Dress In Blue Day, Olympus continued their awareness efforts by supporting The Jake Lyons Cancer Sucks Golf Classic in honor of their colleague Jake Lyons, who passed away from colon cancer in February 2014. Through that initiative, Olympus and combined efforts donated $27,000 to benefit the AACR Young Onset Colorectal Cancer Research Award, which provides a research grant to a young scientist conducting biomarker research in the field of colon cancer.