Where Your Money Goes
As part of its Community Health Partnership Grant Program, the CCA is proud to say that a portion of Undy 5000 event proceeds stay with local community partners to help fund colon cancer services.
Here are some of our local partners:
Atlanta: Northside Hospital
Buffalo: Independent Health Foundation
Cincinnati: The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Project Access
Dallas: Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers
Denver: The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program
Jersey Shore: Monmouth Medical Center
Nashville: Blue Note Fund
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Health System
Phoenix: Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program
Piedmont Triad: Forsyth Medical Center Foundation
Sacramento: California Colorectal Cancer Coalition
San Diego: California Colorectal Cancer Coalition
University of South Florida BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic
Washington DC: DC Cancer Consortium & Sharmila Chatterjee’s Analytic Science
Hospital is a not-for-profit, full service community hospital system consisting
of 3 hospitals, 822 beds and multiple outpatient service locations. Last year, Northside Hospital-Atlanta
provided more than $138 million in total charity care for the Atlanta area. More
than 10,500 patients are seen in four
GI labs and 183 analytic cases of colorectal cancer are treated annually. Colon
cancer is among the top 5 most frequently diagnosed cancers at Northside. Northside
recently launched the Financial Access Surgery Program (FASP) – a unique
outpatient surgery and endoscopy charity care program. FASP eliminates
financial obstacles faced by the uninsured to obtaining outpatient surgical and
endoscopy services by providing them at no cost to qualified participants.
Procedures include outpatient surgeries requiring general anesthesia. A
major component of FASP is the provision of no cost colonoscopies.
Independent Health Foundation: The Independent Health Foundation (IHF) was established in 1992 and is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit, tax exempt charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Western New York. IHF strives to improve the health of WNY residents through awareness and education programs focused on community health priorities. IHF develops initiatives in partnership with health care providers, community organizations and corporate partners to help educate communities to make healthier lifestyle choices. IHF serves over 50,000 individuals each year through health and wellness programs and specifically targets under served and at-risk populations whose access to health care is limited due to race, education, income, or geographic location. IHF will be adding FITs to their community-based Good for the Neighborhood program.
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Project Access is a
program to facilitate charitable medical services provided by volunteer
physicians for uninsured patients in Hamilton County who would otherwise be
unable to access care. Since the first Project Access patient was seen on March
6, 2012, a total of 125 patients have been seen. Patients have received
specialty and primary care services.
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Project Access has partnered with
the American Cancer Society and the Colon Cancer Alliance to increase the
number of Cincinnati area residents who are screened for colorectal cancer.
Project Access will screen more than 300 patients with a mail-in testing kit.
Project Access will also arrange more than 100 colonoscopies for its patients.
Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers: Part of the proceeds from the Dallas Undy 5000 5K Run help the Mary Crowley Cancer Research Centers continue its free screening program in March at Medical City Hospital in Dallas. It also helps qualifying patients through their Benevolence Program. This program was created in keeping with Mary Crowley's purpose, to "Honor God and Bless and Serve Others." The money received from the Undy 5000 allows them to help patients with financial hardships due to their cancer diagnoses. Many often face difficult choices between necessities and pain medication - this gift helps alleviate those needs.
The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program: The Colorado
Colorectal Screening Program, which began in January of 2006, sought to screen
over 11,400 uninsured Coloradans by the end 2010 for colorectal cancer,
contributing substantially to the state’s overall goal of screening 75 percent
of the total eligible population. Through June of 2011, the program had
completed over 13,300 screens and detected 110 cancers.
Monmouth Medical Center: Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center (MMC), a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children's Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia's Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. With over 3,000 employees and countless volunteers, MMC is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation's largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. Monmouth Medical Center will be adding colon cancer screenings to an existing cancer screening project.
JERSEY SHORE (2010 & 2011)
Riverview Medical Center Foundation:
Riverview Medical Center Foundation is a separate, non-profit
charitable organization, which exists to benefit the programs and
Riverview Medical Center and the patients and families we serve. With
generous support of our trustees, community members, organizations and
foundations, Riverview Medical Center Foundation enables the medical
continue providing the most advanced care available to our community.
support from people like you provides funds to renovate space and
equipment to benefit patients being treated at Riverview Medical Center.
The funds from the Nashville Undy 5000 will be
designated for colon cancer patients in Tennessee who are still in active
treatment for their disease. Nashville is the birthplace of our Blue Note Fund, a mission
driven financial assistance program co-created by Grammy-nominated
artist/producer Charlie Kelley. This
financial aid program gives one-time grants to colon cancer patients in need.
The program has been graciously embraced and supported by the greater Nashville
community. Approximately 3,240
Tennesseans will be diagnosed with colon cancer and through the Undy
5000 you could help many of them lessen the financial burden of this disease
during hard times.
In November 2011, the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS) created the first colorectal cancer screening navigation program that serves the vulnerable West Philadelphia population which is 76% African American and has a low socioeconomic status compared to other parts of Philadelphia. Through this program, a trained patient navigator will contact 700 UPHS patients in the one year time period of this award from May 1, 2013-April 30, 2014. With previous support from the American Cancer Society-Walmart Foundation, systems were developed at UPHS that allow the IT support team to create monthly lists of patients who have received an order but have not scheduled or completed screening colonoscopy. With permission from the patient's primary care physicians or gastroenterologist, the navigator will first contact these patients with an introductory letter and then, a week later, a follow up telephone call to conduct one-on-one education about colorectal cancer screening, address and resolve each participant's barriers to colonoscopy, provide colonoscopy scheduling assistance, free prep and transportation assistance, low literacy instructions for completing the prep, physical navigation and emotional support on the day of the colonoscopy and follow up the results. The goal of this program is to screen 150 patients who have not completed their screening colonoscopy.
Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program: ADHS is implementing a colorectal cancer screening program, Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program, targeting the uninsured and underinsured populations. The program will be available in three counties; Maricopa, Pima and Coconino. The services offered include a fecal occult blood test and colonoscopy. Through a "request for proposal" process, three vendors - one per county - have been selected. They will coordinate the services of the patients as they move through the screening process. Who is eligible? To use the Fit at Fifty HealthCheck Program, participants need to be Arizona residents, 50 or older, uninsured or underinsured, and have an income between 100% and 250% of the Federal Poverty Level. Men and women are eligible for this program. We believe we will screen 750 Arizonans in the first year of this program.
Forsyth Medical Center Foundation provided $270,000 of
funding in 2011 to support this important community resource and the largest
free clinic in North Carolina. In addition, Forsyth
and Novant Health donate the use of a medical office building to the
Forsyth-Stokes-Davie Medical Society to house the Community Care
Center and arrange free
lab testing for the center’s patients. The center provides medical care and
treatment to people without adequate health insurance; the majority of its
patients are minorities and predominately Hispanic. Novant physicians,
employees and retirees along with others from the community help staff the
SACRAMENTO & SAN DIEGO
California Colorectal Cancer Coalition: Proceeds from
both the Sacramento and San Diego Undy 5000 5K events benefit Project Access of the California Colorectal
Cancer Coalition (C4). C4’s mission is to increase colon cancer screening rates
in California by working to reduce disparities in colorectal cancer screening
diagnosis and treatment among under served populations, increasing the capacity
for colorectal cancer screenings, and advocating for programs to serve the
underinsured and uninsured. Project Access enables eligible uninsured and
underinsured California residents in the San Diego area to receive free colorectal cancer screenings.
University of South Florida BRIDGE Healthcare Clinic is a student-run, free
clinic located just west of the University of South Florida in the heart of the
University Area Community. BRIDGE stands for Building Relationships and
Initiatives Dedicated to Gaining Equality. The goal is to provide a health
facility where uninsured patients are treated compassionately and cared for
through the collaboration of medicine, social work, physical therapy, pharmacy
and public health providers. We believe a healthy community is a prosperous community
and we strive to improve the well-being of the University Area Community.
DC Cancer Consortium: In
response to the high rates of cancer mortality and the disproportionately high
rates of cancer in DC’s cultural minority populations, DC Cancer Consortium
(DCCC) began as a grassroots effort in 1991. Guided by a comprehensive Cancer
Control Plan, DCCC’s mission, “to harness the power of collaboration in
reducing cancer deaths” is today carried out by member organizations,
survivors, and stakeholders from area health care, social services and advocacy
communities. Nine full-time and two part-time staff, and more than 150
volunteers put our mission into action.
Sharmila Chatterjee’s Analytic Science
Initiative: The goal of the research project is to assess how many
people are diagnosed in Washington, DC and what role insurance coverage, body
mass index, physical activity and other factors have in the development of
colon cancer. The study will also assess how residents of Washington, DC are
screened for colon cancer. At the end of the study, the researcher hopes to be
able to offer suggestions to improve the health and lower the number of DC
residents diagnosed with colon cancer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (2010)
for Life Program: Proceeds from the 2010 DC Undy 5000 benefited
the “DC Screen for Life Program” run by Howard University Cancer Center and
Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University. The money helped
fund free colorectal cancer screening tests to eligible residents of
Washington, D.C. who were under or uninsured and had never had a colonoscopy.