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Health Equity

CRC Health Equity Grants from GCCA

The GCCA CRC Health Equity Grants program seeks to provide financial assistance to fill specific unmet needs in underserved communities around the world. Priority is given to members in low-and middle-income countries (LMIC) that build an evidence-based impact, design and test solutions, or interventions. Other examples of funded projects may include—but are not limited to—exploring local needs, validating feasibility of activities, and testing initial ideas.


Areas of focus include equity driven screening programs, educational opportunities, patient support, and policy initiatives to increase equitable access to screening, testing, and treatment. Grants awarded range from US$1000 to US$5000.

All GCCA members are eligible to apply for a CRC Health Equity Grant, and membership fees are only applied to corporate members. Learn more about becoming a GCCA member.


Grant application opens

May 1, 2023 


Grant application closes

June 15, 2023

Grants awarded

July 15, 2023


Recipients of the 2022 GCCA CRC Health Equity Grants included:  


SAID NGO (Lebanon) is breaking down barriers through awareness campaigns and providing free colorectal cancer screenings, supplies, and support. The current political situation in Lebanon makes it practically impossible to raise the needed funds to support the local community. GCCA provided financial support for SAID NGO to further its mission.

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Kenya Society for Hematology and Oncology

Kenya Society for Hematology and Oncology held a preceptorship for general surgeons in Kenya to learn colorectal cancer surgical techniques and better understand the challenges colorectal cancer patients face due to surgery. GCCA was a significant supporter of the program providing financial assistance to the organizers as well as speakers.


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Man Up To Cancer

Man Up To Cancer held their first “Gathering of Wolves”, which brought together an international audience of men, and addressed the gaps in healthcare for men who have cancer, and for those who love them. As a sponsor, GCCA ensured a robust retreat for participants. 

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Todos Juntos Contra o Câncer

Todos Juntos Contra o Câncer (All Together Against Cancer) (Brazil). This large conference is held annually in Brazil and is intended to address all issues facing citizens of Brazil and its cancer community. GCCA provided financial assistance to ABRALE, the NGO that hosts the conference and also supported a local event focused on equitable access to cancer biomarkers. 

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