2022 Events

We are a non-profit organization and proceeds from our events will remain local. Over the years we have helped to support colon cancer research at the Wilmot Cancer Center, the development of cancer awareness programs through the University of Rochester’s Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, and provided funds for the Livingston County Department of Health Cancer Prevention Program and Cancer Services of Monroe County, among others.

Calendar of Events

June 11, 2022

Blue & Bling - Chicken BBQ & Country Gala

Chicken BBQ & Country Gala Fundraiser Event for Colon Cancer Awareness |  Saturday, June 11th, 2022 @ 1:00pm – Starr Park, Leicester, NY

More info still to come.


Save The Date - September 17, 2022

Toni's Race - 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, September 17, 2022  |  Stuart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park   Henrietta, NY

More info still to come.


PAST EVENT: March 11, 2022

Community Conversations on Cancer - Colorectal Cancer: What you need to know

Via Zoom Webinar  12:00pm – 1:00pm

Ms. Quarnisha White, NP and Mr. Willie Lightfoot joined us via Zoom Webinar to talk about colorectal cancer and the fatal, yet unnecessary effects it has on the community.  Presenters were joined by a panel of experts to answer community questions about screening, diagnosis, treatment, and care.

Panelists included:

  • Dr. Danielle Marino, Gastroenterologist (and Strollin’ for the Colon Board Member)
  • Dr. Christopher Walker, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Maria Nicolais McGreevy, Medical Oncologist
  • Dr. Lisa Cannon, Colorectal Surgeon
  • Ms. Hannah Farley, Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes

Stay tuned for a video link to re-watch this event


PAST EVENT: March 4, 2022

Dress in Blue 2022!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our annual Dress in Blue Day event on Friday, March 4th, 2022. The month of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Our Dress in Blue Day event is to promote recognition to colorectal cancer and honors all who are impacted by this disease. By wearing blue, we are carrying the message that all men and women age 45 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer.

Remember to continue to show your support, post a photo with your friends and family wearing blue with #StrollinForTheColon on Facebook and/or Twitter during the month of March.

Wanna help support our efforts? Consider donating or sponsoring an event. Find out more about sponsoring here.


PAST EVENT: March 4, 11 & 18, 2022

Giant Colon Exhibit - for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

The Giant Colon exhibition was here!

In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and in celebration of the opening of the new Wilmot kiosk at Greece Ridge Mall, the event helped raise awareness for colorectal cancer with information and a giant inflatable colon that visitors can tour.  Colorectal cancer experts was available at the Wilmot mall kiosk and the Giant colon on Friday, March 4th, 11th, and 18th from 11am to 7:00pm to answer questions and share information with mall visitors.

Presented by: Wilmot Cancer Institute’s Community Outreach and Engagement Office in collaboration with Strollin’ for the Colon, UR Medicine Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, UR Medicine Division of Colorectal Surgery, Cancer Services Program of the Finger Lakes, Wilmot CCAC Cancer Prevention and Risk Reduction Working Group, and Wilmot Hereditary Cancer Screening and Risk Reduction Program.


PAST EVENT: November 15th - 20th, 2021

Blue Ribbon Auction

Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2nd Annual online fundraiser event – the Blue Ribbon Auction! We are truly grateful for everyone’s support!

Auction began on Monday, November 15th, 2021 @ 9:00am and ran through Saturday, November 20th at 10:00pm.


PAST EVENT: September 11, 2021

Toni's Race

Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, and sponsored our 10th Annual Toni’s Race! The event was held on Saturday, September 11th, 2021l. Check out our photos page for some of the highlights from the event.
Photo Gallery


PAST EVENT: March 2021

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Thank you to everyone who celebrated our Dress in Blue Day event with us on March 5, 2021. Check our Facebook page for some amazing Dress in Blue photos!

SPECTRUM NEWS: URMC and Strollin’ For The Colon Team Up To Raise Awareness for Colon Cancer.


Dress In Blue

The month of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Strollin’ for the Colon and the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Gastroenterology Division hosted the annual event on Friday, March 4, 2022. Dress in Blue Day brings awareness to colorectal cancer and honors all who are impacted by this disease. By wearing blue, participants joined us to promote our message that all men and women age 45 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer and support a future free of colon cancer!

Thank you to everyone who shared this important message and showed their support by posting a photo wearing blue with the #StrollinfortheColon on Facebook and/or Twitter during the month of March.  Check out our recap video with all the amazing photos. Click Here

Wanna see more? Visit our Facebook page to see the great photos from our event, and follow us to show your ongoing support of Strollin’ for the Colon.