RVA Mag Article

“Richmond-based nonprofit HCB2 works to prevent colorectal cancer through education, support, and the Boxer Brief 5K.”

Emily Gerke

HCB2 was very lucky to be featured in an article written by Emily Gerke about who we are, what we do, and some people we have impacted. RVA Mag shared its story with its readers and we want you to see it to. Click here to read all about the great stuff HCB2 is doing!

How We Spend Funds

We fund programs, we provide services, and we educate community members, and we have a lot of fun doing this work! Review the work HCB2 accomplishes thanks to the funds raised at events, through donor gifts and partner support, and specific grants from the Prevent Cancer Foundation, Wawa Foundation, and Million Dollar Round Table. The collaborations with individuals, organizations, and institutions allows success in reaching the most vulnerable members in our community. Take a look at page one and page two of what we did this year!

HCB2 Boxer Brief 5K Logo

Boxer Brief 5K on WTVR 6

Did You Know Colorectal Cancer is the second most common cancer in the United States, and it’s a disease that is potentially curable if diagnosed early? Mindy Conklin, Founder and Executive Director with Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, stopped by along with special event guests Bryant Johnson and Michelle Stravitz to share the details behind the 7th Annual “Boxer Brief 5K Run/Walk” on Virginia This Morning. Click here to see the whole segment from WTVR.


Hitting Cancer Below the Belt receives $25,000 grant from The Prevent Cancer Foundation

This is tremendous recognition for our organization to be selected as one of only twelve across the nation, and the only organization in Virginia, to receive this funding through PCF’s 2018-2019 grant cycle. The full story from ABC8 News here. Or click here to see the full press release.


ABC8 News 05/26/2017

A clip from ABC8 News from 05/26/2017 telling our founder and executive director Melinda Conklin’s story.


Jeans Art for a Cause by Tammie Smith

Click here to read a Richmond Times Dispatch article about HCB2’s Art Show and Auction to help raise money, and awareness.


Running for Life (After Cancer Takes it Away) by Brian Chandler

This is an article about the founder of HCB2, Melinda Conklin, and her family’s struggle with colorectal cancer leading to the foundation of this non profit.


Free Colonoscopy Day Press Release

A link to the press release from Free Colonoscopy Day. And event that helped 21 uninsured individuals get free screenings all over the Richmond area.