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Upcoming Summit Series: Fighting a Smarter War on Colorectal Cancer

Posted on July 7, 2014


You Asked. We Listened.

Interest in our National Conference grows every year and in order to meet the needs of our engaged community, we’re approaching it a bit differently this year. We heard your feedback from previous years asking for specific, targeted sessions that best meet your individual needs. That’s why this year, in partnership with our friends at the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation & Stupid Cancer, we will be hosting three smaller summits. These a la carte events will meet the needs of patients across the colon cancer spectrum, from newly diagnosed to long term survivors to young-onset patients. We’re looking forward to these smaller, focused summits because alongside our expert speakers and partners, we will be gathering information and research so we can continue moving the dial forward in the area of colon cancer.
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Hero of the Month: Marty Andrews

Posted on July 4, 2014

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After experiencing symptoms for months and being ignored by his doctors, Marty Andrews took his health into his own hands. At 33 years old, he demanded his primary care physician send him to a specialist. His symptoms had gotten so bad that he met his GI’s recommendation of a colonoscopy with open arms. His screening resulted in an unexpected diagnosis: stage III rectal cancer. Marty has shared his cancer story in various ways over the years, becoming a Colon Cancer Alliance volunteer and most recently posing as a model for The Colon Club’s 2014 Colondar. In fact, his featured month just kicked off! Learn more about Marty and how his volunteerism has impacted his own journey. Read more

Fun, Festive & Healthy July 4th Dessert Recipes

Posted on July 3, 2014

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Summer is a great time to attend cookouts, parties and festivities. But it’s no secret, when we get together with friends and family, we tend to eat more!  In many cultures, socialization is centered on food and I have learned that the more appealing food looks – healthy or not – people want to eat it! We know that a diet high in fiber and low in red and processed meat, alcohol and excess calories can help decrease colon cancer risk.  So, I have found some fun, colorful recipe ideas that are perfect for your 4th of July festivities and that are full of fiber, phytochemicals, and antioxidants and lower in calories. Read more

Undy Team Tuesday: Nessa’s Butterflies

Posted on July 1, 2014

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“The Undy Run/Walk is a lot of fun­­! What other race encourages you to run in your underwear? But more importantly, the Undy supports the Colon Cancer Alliance which has been my best support throughout my treatment and the years since. Through the Colon Cancer Alliance I have met so many other survivors who have shown me how to live with this disease I only knew how to die from it.” – Vanessa Brannan, Tacoma

Thank you to all of our participants this past weekend in Denver & Tacoma! Find an Undy near you:

Undy Team Tuesday: Vowel Movements

Posted on July 1, 2014

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“We are running again this year because 4 years ago, at the age of 37, I found out I had colon cancer. My family and friends run each year to raise money and encourage folks to get tested!” – Jen Lopez of Team Vowel Movements (formerly the Super Buttholes), Tacoma

Join their fight & register today!