Our 2017-2018 Grant Recipients

Mizuho Sato-Dahlman, PhD., for a project titled “Treatment of metastatic colon cancer by cancer stem cell-targeted oncolytic adenovirus”. Dr. Sato-Dahlman is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Masato Yamamoto at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN.  Dr. Sato-Dahlman has degrees in Biological Sciences.  She has broad experience in the area of the molecular and cellular biology working on analysis of signal transduction and protein-protein interaction.  Her more recent work has been on cancer therapy with adenovirus-based therapeutics.

Rentian Wu, PhD., for a project titled “Targeting the mutant KRAS- or BRAF-induced enhancer as an approach to overcome resistance to 5-fluorouracil−based chemotherapy in colorectal cancer”.  Dr. Wu is a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Robert B. Diasio at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.  Dr. Wu has degrees in Biochemistry with a background in Pharmacogenomics and Cancer Biology.

WITH GRATITUDE

It seems fitting to close Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with a heartfelt thank you. Thanks to the amazing generosity of our guests and donors, so far the Blue Moon Ball has raised  $185,000, and the checks are still coming in. This is a new record and we could not be happier or more grateful.  It is amazing what happens when everyone pitches in. We could not do this without you! We would like give special thank you to those who made the event possible including our sponsors, table hosts, auction donors and volunteers.  

TOGETHER WE WILL FIND A CURE!

Take a look at photos from the 3rd annual MCCRF Blue Moon Ball. Thank you to Jennifer Schaaf of JoJo Photography for photographing the event!

 Click here to see all of the photos from the Blue Moon Ball 2018!

Click here to see all of the photos from the Blue Moon Ball 2018!

Join us for the Blue Moon Ball

Join us on Saturday, March 3, 2018 for the Blue Moon Ball, a gala event to support the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation (MCCRF).

We are planning a fun and inspiring evening at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront in downtown St. Paul with a cocktail hour, silent auction, dinner, short program, live auction and dancing.  We would love to fill every available seat so that we can continue this mission: to find better treatments, and one day a cure for this dreaded disease.

Go here to buy tickets: https://one.bidpal.net/bluemoonball

$125 per ticket - $1250 for a table of ten
(reserve your table before February 1, 2018 for $1000)

Discounted tickets ($50) are available for colon and rectal cancer survivors.

MCCRF Receives $3,284.76 From Mystic Lake Casino Hotel’s Change For The Better Program

Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation is the proud recipient of $3,284.76 from Mystic Lake Casino Hotel’s Change For The Better program. Casino guests generously donated their change to support MCCRF from October 5-9, 2017.

Through its Change For The Better program, guests at Mystic Lake can choose to donate to a pre-selected organization when redeeming a ticket. For example, if a guest has a ticket for $11.14 to redeem, the machine allows the guest the option of donating the $0.14 to the selected organization.

We are so grateful to be a selected recipient of Mystic Lake’s Change For The Better program, and especially want to thank all of the generous guests of Mystic Lake who donated to support MCCRF.

Save the Date - March 4, 2017 - Blue Moon Ball

Join us on March 4, 2017 for the Blue Moon Ball, a gala event to support the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation (MCCRF).

We are planning a fun and inspiring evening at the historic St. Paul Hotel including cocktail hour with a silent auction, dinner, a short program, a live auction and dancing.  We would love to fill every available seat so that we can continue this mission, to find better treatments, and maybe one day a cure for this dreaded disease.

2016 Semicolon Soiree Raises $110,000

On March 5, 2016,  220 people attended the Semicolon Soiree, Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Foundation's first fundraising event.  The event was held at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul, Minnesota. It was a fun and inspiring evening of humor, camaraderie, support for patients and their friends and families, and incredible generosity.

The evening started with a social hour, followed by stand up with comedian Brenda Elsagher. The program emcee was Angela Davis, news anchor for WCCO news. After dinner and an inspiring program, there was a live auction.  With the help of our wonderful auctioneer, Dan Masloski, from Fladeboe Auctions, we raised $110,000. The money will be donated to research projects at the University of Minnesota, Masonic Cancer Research Center, aimed at improving the survival and quality of life for people with colon and rectal cancer.

Heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped with planning, and to everyone who attended and donated to support our cause!

Thank you to Greg Wanbaugh for photographing the event. 

Join us for the Semicolon Soiree

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Join us Saturday, March 5, 2016 for the Semicolon Soiree, a gala event to support the Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Research Fund (MCCRF).

To ensure that ALL donations and sponsorships for the Semicolon Soiree go to fund colorectal cancer research, three families impacted by this disease, are funding the event. We invite you to join us in bringing hope to the almost 140,000 men and women who will be diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer this year. 

We are planning a fun and inspiring evening at the Town and Country Club in St. Paul including dinner, a short program, and a live auction. Plus, we’ve limited this inaugural event to 200 people. Please contact us if you would like to attend at mnccrf@gmail.com