Our Mission

Empowering patients and caregivers by creating disease-specific communities to address information needs and social isolation through training, technology, and developing purpose-driven community leadership.

What We Do


Colorectal Cancer Community

PALTOWN's first online community, serving 11,000 patients and caregivers

COLONTOWN University

Learning for Life

Disease education for patients and caregivers, by patients and caregivers

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Training to Lead

Creating community leaders, program staff, and peer educators

Who We Are: Patients and Caregivers

All our programs are inspired by the ideas, the experiences, and the passion of our people. A core part of our mission is to empower community members to create and to lead. Meet some of the extraordinary people who give back by building PALTOWN’s programs. 

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Get to Know Us

In March 2022, community members went live to talk about the work we do. Learn about our programs through the eyes of the people who bring them to life.

Behind the Scenes