The BGC Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization committed to helping the community through education, awareness, prevention, and screenings.

Events are held throughout the year to maintain our goal to increase awareness, provide education and serve the people of Jacksonville. We strive to serve. We strive to educate. We strive to enhance the quality of life.

In 2008 the foundation was established with a mission of reducing colorectal cancer and related death through increasing public awareness and education, and contribute to the fight against this preventable, yet often fatal disease.

Our promise to our community:

To RAISE awareness to colon cancer and the importance of getting screened!
To INCREASE awareness of colon cancer factors and symptoms to look for
To REDUCE the colon cancer incidences and mortality rates by providing options to improve screening rates in the underserved and uninsured community.
To EDUCATE our community physicians and the community on updates in digestive health


• In 2021, the American Cancer Society estimates that there will be 104,270 new cases of colon cancer and 45,230 cases of rectal cancer.
• There are over one million colorectal cancer survivors in the U.S.

Our Mission

Our mission is to raise awareness to colon cancer and other digestive health issues patients experience. Providing screening options, financial assistance, and support to patients in our community.

We support

Gut Club

The Gut Club shares information about health concerns of our community through quarterly meetings and presentations provided by leading physicians throughout the world.

Give to the Foundation for Research

Colon Cancer Awareness

March to Get Screened

Join us on March 27 2022

March to Get Screened (MTGS) is held every year in March to support colon cancer awareness! MTGS festivities will be held at the Riverside Arts Market where we kick-off with our annual MTGS 5K/1 Mile Fun Run & finish with new safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. MTGS is a fun family event filled with activities, challenges, live music, food trucks, and much more! LET’S END COLON CANCER!More

Are you 45 or older?


Should get screened for colon cancer

CAN CATCH IT AT ITS EARLIEST STAGE. • If you are 45 or older you should talk to your doctor about screening. But: • Anyone, at any age, can get colorectal cancer. • Those experiencing signs and symptoms need a diagnostic exam.