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Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC – Part I

Posted on May 16, 2016

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While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the first in the series.

A Brief History

While the use of medical marijuana dates back at least 3,000 years, it wasn’t introduced into Western medicine until the 1840s. Here’s a brief timeline of the history of medical marijuana in the United States:

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Hero of the Month: Team Britton

Posted on May 10, 2016


Britton Butler may have only been 22 years old when doctors diagnosed him with colon cancer, but he didn’t let that stop him from giving back. In an effort to help less fortunate patients undergoing treatment, he organized a tournament for one of his favorite sports: golf. Unfortunately, Britton never got to see his dream realized, as he passed away just three months before the first tournament.

His family and friends, lovingly known as Team Britton, took up the torch and made sure Britton’s dream came true. Now in its fifth year, the Annual Team Britton Golf Tournament has raised more than $30,000 to support patients through our Blue Hope Financial Assistance program. We got a chance to speak with Britton’s mother Debbie and Stanley, who heads the organization, about Britton’s legacy, the annual tournament and more!

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Welcome Regan Huneycutt, Director of Individual Giving

Posted on May 8, 2016

Regan Huneycutt

We’re thrilled to introduce the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance family—Regan Huneycutt, Director of Individual Giving! Regan joins us after having spent years working with organizations, such as the University of North Carolina and the New York Junior League. When she’s not helping us further a mission that’s near and dear to her heart, you can catch her at CrossFit. Welcome, Regan!

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Palliative Care Lobby Day 2016

Posted on May 6, 2016


Maybe you have pain from your cancer. Or maybe it’s from neuropathy or another side effect from chemo. On top of all that, you may be worried and anxious about treatment.

Chronic pain grinds you down and robs you of quality of life. But palliative care can provide help.

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Volunteer of the Quarter: Michele Batista

Posted on May 5, 2016


We continue to be inspired by the hundreds of volunteers out there on the front lines spearheading efforts to put colon cancer on the map. That’s why we started the Volunteer of the Quarter feature: to honor and celebrate some of our most passionate, dedicated volunteers and share their stories so you can be inspired!

This quarter, we’re honoring Michelle Batista, who’s been a rock star volunteer for three years. As a survivor, she’s shared her story through blogs and publications, supported newly diagnosed patients in our Buddy program and even took home an Undy Run/Walk award! This year, she helped her town go blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month and we can’t thank her enough. Learn more about Michele and how you can get involved.

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