• 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 […]
  • Testimonial – Tracy Walther
    I didn’t get my first colonoscopy until the age of 56. Fear of the unknown. But my husband and I are big USAC, & especially The Andretti’s fans. John was my motivation to get my first colonoscopy. I had no polyps, what a blessing. There is nothing scary about a […]
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  • What is Colorectal Cancer?
    Colorectal cancer is a cancer that is found in the colon and rectum that begins with polyps found in the lining of the colon and rectum.