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Hero of the Month: Ken & Kurt Kiess

Posted on August 10, 2015


Being diagnosed with colon cancer can be tough for anyone, especially when you aren’t expecting it. For Ken Kiess, who had a new marriage, new job and new home, the news was a tough pill to swallow. But instead of letting cancer define him, he sprung into action and even encouraged his family and friends to get involved in the fight.

Together, Ken and his family, including his twin brother Kurt, participated in this year’s Jersey Shore Undy Run/Walk where their team raised almost $40,000—the most in Undy history! We’re excited to honor both Ken and Kurt as Hero of the Month for their courage, inspiring story and tremendous efforts.

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You Tell Us: Words You Wish You Heard When You Were Diagnosed

Posted on August 4, 2015


Last month on our Facebook page, we asked, “What do you wish someone would have told you when you were newly diagnosed?” We heard such incredible feedback (more than 130 comments!) that we decided to share your thoughts.

Read what some of you wish you had heard when you were diagnosed with colon cancer:

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Welcome Eman Faris, Prevention Programs Intern

Posted on July 29, 2015


We’re happy to introduce you to Eman Faris—our new Prevention Programs Intern! Eman recently graduated from the University of Maryland where she majored in community health and worked as a Health Peer Educator. Learn more about Eman, her passion for health education and her love of thrift stores!

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Ask the Expert: Top 3 in New Research for Under 50

Posted on July 27, 2015

Never Too Young

Last month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world.

As the co-founder of the Never Too Young coalition and an organization that is currently investing in under 50 research, it was exciting to see young-onset colorectal cancer being recognized by the research community. The study results, however, were less than comforting.

Stephanie Guiffre, our Never Too Young Coalition Director and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, pulled together the top findings presented this year.

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Ken Adrian: My Colon Cancer Journey

Posted on July 23, 2015

Ken Adrian Collage

Ken Adrian knows all too well that you’re never too young for colon cancer. Diagnosed right after his 40th birthday, Ken is now sharing his experience and educating others on his blog My Colon Cancer Journey. We had a chance to speak with Ken about life after diagnosis and why he started blogging.  

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