Success Stories

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. Over the last year, 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 team and individual Dress in Blue Day fundraisers last year! Read more about Kris.

Olympus Corporation

Last year, employees at the Olympus Corporation rocked Dress in Blue Day through their "Be a Star" campaign. At eight 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 $2,000. They then received a matching gift from Olympus' corporate office, bringing their total donation to $4,082. And they had tons of fun with it, too!

Hines Primary School

What's cuter than little kids helping spread colon cancer awareness? Not much! Last year, teachers and students at Hines Primary School in Peoria, Illinois honored two teachers who are colon cancer survivors through a fun fundraising event. Students paid $1 to wear blue instead of uniforms and wound up donating more than $300 to the Colon Cancer Alliance. Check out this first grade class!