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Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation

The Minnesota Colon and Rectal Foundation was established in 1991 to promote excellence in colorectal health care by supporting training, education, and research in colorectal disorders. The Foundation successfully established an endowment that provides financial support for two residents each year to train at the University of Minnesota Division of colon and Rectal Surgery Residency Training Program. Additionally, the Foundation provides support for the division's annual post-graduate course, Principles and Practices of Colon and Rectal Surgery, now in its 72nd year.

In addition to our educational efforts, we remain committed to supporting public awareness of colorectal disorders through research activities and a limited number of grants to community groups promoting similar interests.

For more information about MCRF, visit the website at

Go Green Initiative

We have adopted an environmentally "green" culture, focusing on sustainability, conservation, recycling and prevention initiatives. Our goal is to increase efficiency while minimizing our impact on the environment.

Supporting Our Community

The physicians and employees of Colon & Rectal Surgery Associates, Ltd. support the community through various activities including:
  • Annual "Get Your Rear In Gear" walk/run to raise funding for Colon Cancer research.
  • Annual support of the United Way giving campaign - CRSAL Staff and Physicians raised over $20,000 in 2009 and 2010.
  • Annual support of the Second Harvest Heartland Food and Fund Drive - Donated 280 pounds of food and $2,500 in 2010.  Learn more at
  • SAGE Program - physicians donating colonoscopy services to underserved populations.
  • Participation in the Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" walk for Breast Cancer research.

About Us

Vision and Mission

CRSAL History

A Culture of Quality

Research & Academia