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Top 4: Need to Know About Colon Cancer and Genetics

Posted on August 28, 2015

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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 you healthcare management.

On August 19, we hosted “It Runs in the Family: Colon Cancer & Genetics” where we discussed everything from what it means to have a cancer family history to the importance of talking with your healthcare provider.

Couldn’t make the webinar? No problem—we have the top 4 takeaways and the replay. 

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The Details About the Sugar Bowl

Posted on August 27, 2015

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As I sit and watch my toddler crunch her way through a rootbeer flavored Dum Dum sucker, I can’t help but think “no way” when she asks, “more, mommy?”

What is it that causes so many of us to see sugar in a bad light? Toddlers sure love it.  And I know that I love the taste of it too. I even love the smell of it baking and the sight of it caramelized on the top of a crème brulee. 

As sugar and sugar sweetened foods became more accessible—and activity levels decrease—we’ve learned that sugar isn’t the best for us. High consumption of sugar sweetened foods has been linked to excess weight gain, and carrying excess weight has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer. 

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August Fundraising Roundup

Posted on August 20, 2015

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Bowling for a Best Life in Charleston

Each year, a crowd of colon cancer awareness supporters take over the lanes at a North Charleston, South Carolina bowling alley to take a shot at having a perfect game and to raise funds for the Colon Cancer Alliance. Pam Elliot, a stellar volunteer and fundraiser coordinator, has organized this event for the last four years in memory of her loving husband, Tony Elliot, who passed away from colon cancer in 2011. To date, Pam has raised more than $15,000!

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ASCO’s Value Framework: What It Could Mean For Your Cancer Care

Posted on August 18, 2015

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Your doctor is likely a member of The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), which is a membership organization of more than 35,000 oncology professionals. For more than two decades ASCO has provided doctors with clinical practice guidelines to help make sure your treatment is based on the best scientific evidence. This summer, however, ASCO moved beyond traditional guidelines with the release of their draft “Value Framework.” Some believe the Value Framework represents the future of cancer care and a way to improve clinical outcomes while controlling costs; others view it as a dangerous scheme to limit your treatment based on an impersonal formula. The New York Post, with their flair for the dramatic, called it “The Cancer Death Panel App.” So just what is the Value Framework and what does it mean for your cancer care?

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Highest Honors: Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating and BBB Accredited Charity Seal

Posted on August 14, 2015

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We’re honored to share some wonderful news—the Colon Cancer Alliance received the Accredited Charity seal from the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance (BBB WGA) and the highest rating from Charity Navigator for the fifth straight year. That puts us in the top 5 percent of nonprofits evaluated by this charity watchdog.

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