Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force

Taking the taboo out of colon cancer.


The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection, and prevention.

The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force was formed in 1999 to increase public awareness of colon cancer and the importance of early detection and prevention. Health organizations, businesses, colon cancer survivors and volunteers throughout the community engaged in a comprehensive effort to get the community talking about colon cancer and to provide free colon cancer screenings.


Task Force Leadership


Dr. Joshua T. Evans


Amanda Troutman

Vice President


Task Force Officers

Secretary:  Clare Shanahan
Treasurer:  Jeri Engen
Director of Communications:  Kelli Sweet
Director of Community Education and Outreach:  Melissa Rotolo
Director of Fundraising:  Jim Braegelmann
Co Directors of Boxer 500:  Kelli Sweet & Mandy Kennedy
Co Directors of Rollin’ to Colon:  Chris Snowardt & Summer Peterson
Board Advisor:  Dr. Alan Thorson

Supporting Organizations

American Cancer Society, CHI Health, Colon Cancer Alliance, The Colonoscopy Center, Inc./Colon and Rectal Surgery, Inc, Methodist Health System , Midwest Gastrointestinal Associates, Nebraska Colon Cancer Screening Program, Nebraska Cancer Specialists, Omaha Running Club, Omaha World Herald, Oncology Associates, P.C., Nebraska Medicine, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center , UNMC Oncology Associates, NE Health Network, TD Ameritrade, Hy-Vee, Creighton, CVS, Health Mart, U Save, Bakers, Walgreens, Kohll’s Pharmacies, CrossFit Hydro, Colon cancer survivors and those affected by colon cancer.


Monthly Meetings

The Task Force meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 a.m. at the American Cancer Society, 9850 Nicholas Street, Suite 200, Omaha. All are welcome to attend. For more information email the Task Force at

Mailing Address

Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force
PO Box 3434
Omaha, NE 68103-3434
Phone:  402-354-6333
EIN: 27-2123378