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Media Contact

Danielle Ripley-Burgess, board of directors – media/PR

Email Danielle about media inquiries, interviews or to request high-res photographs of Colondar models.

For general inquiries about The Colon Club, please contact Krista Waller
(812) 430-6379.


About

The Colon Club exists to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about colorectal cancer in interesting and out-of-the-box ways and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them.


Colon Club Fact Sheet [pdf]

The Colon Club Logo [jpg]

Signs & Symptoms of Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer Resources & Links


 

The 2014 Colondar

The 2014 Colondar is the 10th calendar produced by The Colon Club.

2014 Colondar Press Release [pdf]

Photos

Please contact us for high-resolution photographs of models or local press releases.

All images are copyright of The Colon Club, however if you’d like to use a photo to spread our cause, please attribute the photo to Mark McCarty.

If you are using the photo for online purposes, please provide a link back to the The Colon Club website (http://www.colonclub.com)

The 2014 Colondar Models

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Jose Baez
Rockaway, New Jersey

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Rene Saenz
Houston, Texas

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Ashley Havlena
Kansas City, Missouri

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Brittany Sliter
Smithtown, New York

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Emily Mazzetti
Mission Viejo, California

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Laura McClinton
Liberty Lake, Washington

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Marty Andrews
Seal Beach, California

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Kasey Mattison
Richmond, Virginia

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Mason Moore
Pearland, Texas

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Tonya Floyd
Atlanta, Georgia

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Rick Rausch
Evansville, Indiana

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Rose Dopsovic
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania


Press Release Archive

Media Alert: Young colon cancer survivors available for interviews during March’s colon cancer awareness [download PDF]

Colon Club Adds Teen Survivor, Healthcare Marketer to Board [download PDF]

The 2013 Colondar Press Release [pdf]

The 2012 Colondar Press Release [pdf]

The 2011 Colondar Press Release [pdf]

The “Colon Gurl” becomes The Colon Club President

Colon cancer advocate Krista Waller will succeed Molly McMaster as The Colon Club president

Krista-waller-colon-club-presidentNEW YORK (July 10, 2012) –After over ten years, The Colon Club’s leadership will be transitioning away from co-founder Molly McMaster as president to board member Krista Waller. As president, Waller’s duties will include implementing volunteer committees, collaborating with the board of directors on budgetary issues, creating sponsorships for fundraisers and working to generate revenue. McMaster will continue her work with The Colon Club serving on the board of directors.

“I’ve entered a new chapter of my survivorship and feel it’s time to let someone else take the reins of The Colon Club and continue to raise awareness in crazy ways,” said McMaster. “I plan to still be involved through the board, yet I want to make room for others to step in and take The Colon Club to new places.”

History of the Colon Club

McMaster was diagnosed with colon cancer on her 23rd birthday in 1999 and set out to do ‘crazy things’ to draw attention to the disease and show that it could happen to anyone, no matter their age. She inline skated from Colorado to New York and in the midst of raising awareness, connected via email with fellow young survivor from Arkansas, Amanda Sherwood Roberts diagnosed at age 24.

“Suddenly, I had a sister,” said McMaster.

Two years after meeting McMaster, Sherwood Roberts passed away. In 2003, McMaster and Sherwood Robert’s cousin, Hannah Vogler founded The Colon Club to raise awareness about colorectal cancer, particularly among young people who weren’t properly educated.

The “Colon Gurl” Takes the Reins

Now, McMaster’s old responsibilities rest with Krista Waller, a colon cancer advocate who was nicknamed by her community as “The Colon Gurl.” Waller’s passion for colon cancer awareness made her a prime candidate to transition to president of the non-profit group.

“I couldn’t figure out why we had a cancer we could prevent and no one knew what they needed to do to prevent it”, Waller said. “Ever since then I have researched, worked, shadowed, learned, ate, slept, and breathed colorectal cancer awareness.”

As a board member, Waller has worked to develop committees, build a more diverse board of directors and has also served as secretary. Now as president, she will guide the vision of the organization and recruit resources and volunteers to carry on the message of The Colon Club.

“There is not another job that I could ever see myself doing as passionately as I do this one! I am The Colon Gurl!” Waller said.

About The Colon Club

The Colon Club, founded in 2003, serves to educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about colorectal cancer in interesting and out-of-the-box ways. The Colon Club is the creator of The Colondar, an annual calendar featuring young colon cancer survivors. The organization is also the manager of Coco, The Colossal Colon, and houses an active online message board for young patients and caregivers of impacted by colorectal cancer. For more information, visit http://www.colonclub.com.