• CheckIt4Andretti Partnerships Have Positive Impact in 2022
    2022 has been an amazing year for CheckIt4Andretti.org! John Andretti’s life and legacy continues to motivate and inspire his family, friends and fans to help those in need. Since achieving 501c3 status in March of 2021, CheckIt4Andretti has established partnerships with NorthEast Digestive Health and The Free and Charitable Clinics […]
  • What Causes Colon Cancer?
    Most of us know someone who has battled colon cancer. It’s the third most common type of cancer in the US. And it’s the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. Even though colon cancer happens so often, doctors still don’t know exactly what causes […]
  • CheckIt4Andretti Charitable Foundation Partnership with NE Digestive Health & Free and Charitable Clinics of NC: How the Partnership Works
    March 12, 2022 would have been John Andretti’s 59th Birthday. March also happens to be Colon Cancer Awareness month. To honor John’s legacy, his family started the CheckIt4Andretti Charitable Foundation forging a unique partnership model with NE Digestive Health in Concord, NC and the Free and Charitable Clinics of North […]
  • Testimonial – Elisabeth Ball
    My doctor advises that I get a colonoscopy every five years due to a strong family history of the disease.  I had postponed making the appointment  due to the pandemic, a new job, an ailing father, and other commitments.  I had heard of the Andretti family, and specifically, John, through […]
  • What Age are You Most Likely to Get Colon Cancer?
    A lot of people want to know “the most likely age” a disease might happen. Getting screened, eating healthy, exercising and minimizing alcohol and tobacco can take some of the joy out of life. Especially if a disease might not strike until later in life. You might think of colon […]
  • What is the Best Screening Test for Colon Cancer?
    Every American between the ages of 45-75 should be screened for colon cancer. In the last post we talked about how screening tests are used to check for signs of colon cancer before you have any symptoms. Now we’re going to look at the different types of screening tests and […]
  • When Should I Get Screened For Colon Cancer?
    There is a lot of confusion about when is the right age to get screened for colon cancer. As a matter of fact, even the experts differed on the best age to recommend screening. That’s why they turned to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). This is a group […]
  • Welcome to CheckIt4Andretti Blog
    When John Andretti was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2017 at the age of 53, he was healthy and active. John had a lot of questions so he turned to experts for answers. John fought valiantly. He went through surgeries, chemotherapy and even tried experimental treatments. But because of the […]
  • Cancer is one of the scariest words you can ever hear.
    Cancer is one of the scariest words you can ever hear. Nothing will shock you more than when you get that call from the doctor. On November 4th of 2021, I got that call. Life was great! I was 43 years old and in solid health with-an amazing wife and […]
  • Testimonial – Mary Jo Andretti Dial
    As I was in full preparation mode at a work event, I heard my text alert go off as it often does right in the middle of my busiest moments, BUT this time what I read literally stopped me in my tracks…it was from John. “Just got a call from […]
  • Testimonial – Annie Tucker
    My love of auto racing was sparked when Mario Andretti signed a napkin for me when I was just two-years-old. Until this year, I have never missed an Indy 500 and have sat through rain, heat, tornados, and two pregnancies to watch my favorite sport. That signature from Mario has […]
  • Press Release: Northeast Digestive Health Center
    CheckIt4Andretti, Northeast Digestive rev up colorectal cancer battle with plan to give diagnostic screenings to high-risk, low-income group Efforts of racing legend’s foundation improve chances of early detection, survival CONCORD, N.C. (March 15, 2022) – Since his tragic death from colorectal cancer in January 2020, John Andretti’s family has been […]
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  • Cars & Cigars Recap
    We want to thank everyone who showed up to DC Prime to support CheckIt4Andretti. Although the weather hampered the event, it was a huge success that supported a much-needed cause. Many beautiful cars showed up and showed their “Bling”. Our judges, including professional driver Jarett Andretti, awarded prizes for the […]