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Thanks to our 2012 Community Fundraisers like Marie...

Posted Dec 07 2012 2:30pm

There have been so many wonderful, new events in 2012! Each event provided support and fun to our communities nationwide and raised funds for Susie's Cause in a unique way. Over the next few weeks we will be reminiscing and bringing you the stories of some of these inspiring ideas and steadfast supporters. 

Here's the story of how Marie Cardona hosted a memorable and lively gala in honor of her mother.

Marie decided to honor her deceased mom by throwing her a big party.  Her mom, Susie Cardona, was only 35 when she died of colon cancer.  Had she lived, Marie's mom would have been 54 now. It is tragic how Susie Cardona and Susan Cohan as well as thousands of other young adults fall victim to colon cancer at a young age and Marie is committed to helping lower those numbers.

The gala was held at the Sevilla Restaurant and Tapas Bar in Downtown Long Beach, California, on May 19, 2012. This event was the first ever event on the west coast to benefit Susie’s Cause. A few of us from Susie’s Cause were fortunate enough to attend and we were privileged to be among the hundreds of guests gathered to honor the lives of Marie’s late mother, Susie Cardona, as well as our own Susie Cohan.

Marie's event raised $8,000 and donations are still coming. All of the donations go to the Susan Cohan Colon Foundation. The proceeds will go towards colon cancer education and prevention. 

Have you ever considered hosting a colon cancer awareness event in your community? 

Getting Started Planning a Colon Cancer Awareness Event
We know how busy folks are. That’s why our experts are here to make planning an event in your community as easy as possible. Our talented team and organizing tools are ready to lend you a hand with everything from a race or golf tournament, a gala or concert, a high school or college fundraiser, a pet event, bake sale, back yard cookout, or any event that you are passionate about. The more creative and fun, the better!

For more information on how to plan a successful event please contact Foundation Director and Event Coordinator Kim Cohan at or call 410.244.1778.

We have made fundraising simple and easy too. Just visit and create your own fundraising page. It’s all menu driven and the funds are automatically sent to Susie’s Cause. Try it! It just may save someone's life.

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