The Sixth Annual Blue Hope Bash will be the first since the recent merger of the Chris4LifeColon Cancer Foundation and the Colon Cancer Alliance. Marsha and Rafik Muawwad hosted a kickoff event on March 30. Joan McCarty and Lynn Ferriero spoke of sponsorship opportunities and auction items to meet the goal of raising $750,000 to knock out colon cancer. Colon cancer survivor Janet Waxman told of her successful battle through the support of her husband, good friends and positive attitude. The Bash will be held at the Fairmont Hotel on Oct. 20.