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Volunteer of the Quarter: The Ryan Family

Posted on December 7, 2016

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This month we highlight the exceptional efforts of the Ryan Family, who facilitated the Paddy Open Golf Tournament on September 19 to benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. This first-time event was an enormous success resulting in a donation of $12,767 for our Treatment Assistance Program.  

Matthew Ryan, with the help of his family, coordinated the golf tournament in memory of his father, Patrick Ryan, who passed away in January of 2016, just 18 months after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Pat was an avid golfer and surfer so the Ryan family knew a golf tournament was the perfect avenue through which they could raise both awareness and funding for the cause. Read more

Q&A: 5-FU From A To Z

Posted on December 1, 2016

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Our Conversations Webinar Series is an opportunity to link national experts in colorectal cancer and other related fields to you, right in the comfort of your own home. The programs are designed to empower you to play a leading role in your healthcare management.

Last month, our webinar focused on 5-FU, the most common colorectal cancer treatment, where we explored the history and benefits, as well as the causes and treatment of toxicities that arise in many patients. Participants listened in and asked the following questions. Read more

#GivingTuesday in One Word: WOW.

Posted on December 1, 2016

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WOW! We raised $46,590 in 24 hours!

Our goal was to raise $15,000 in 24 hours, secure a $15,000 match for a total impact of $30,000. Our enthusiastic community donated an astounding $31,590 before the match, bringing the grand total for our #GivingTuesday campaign to $46,590. INCREDIBLE!#GivingTuesday 2016

Thank you for your ongoing support of our important mission.

Every dollar donated yesterday will provide critical support to colon cancer patients, survivors and their families, advance our life-saving research initiatives and fund our nationwide prevention efforts.

Special thanks to Kim Harris and Scott Weiner for their generous match and to everyone who responded to the challenge.

If you missed out on the fun on #GivingTuesday, it’s not too late to knock out colon cancer by making a donation. Our end-of-year fundraising campaign extends through midnight on December 31.

Featured Blog Post: “Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it.”

Posted on November 30, 2016

This blog post was originally published on Here Comes the Sun, written by Lindsay Norris, an oncology nurse turned cancer patient. We have re-posted her blog with permission. 

Dear every cancer patient I ever took care of, I’m sorry. I didn’t get it. Read more

Step by Step: Buying Insurance on the Exchange

Posted on November 10, 2016

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Open enrollment is when you can buy, change or update your health insurance plan. Open enrollment for the Affordable Care Act (aka the ACA) runs from November 1 through January 31.

This is the only time you can buy health insurance on the exchange, unless you have a qualifying life event. We know that for many of you, the insurance plan you are currently on is not being offered any longer OR is being offered at a significantly higher cost.

If that is the case, you need to start an account in the exchange or log back into your previous account to shop for a new plan. We’ve put together a handy step-by-step guide. Read more

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