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Are You at High Risk for Colon Cancer?

Posted on March 16, 2015

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Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the US. And although there is no single cause, one in 20 people will be diagnosed with this disease. Did you know that certain factors can push this risk even higher – up to 100%? Having these risk factors on your radar from a young age will allow you to be your own advocate and be proactive about your health and screenings. Find out what Dr. William E. Karnes of the University of California Irvine has to say. Read more

Welcome Anthony Bryant, Database Manager

Posted on March 10, 2015

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Please join us in welcoming the newest member to the Colon Cancer Alliance family – Mr. Anthony Bryant! As a Certified Senior Salesforce.com Administrator, Anthony will be helping keep us up to speed in the wild world of technology, with special attention on efficiency. His mantra? “I don’t want us to be working hard; I want us to work smart.” Anthony served in the United States Air Force and completed a 10 year stint as a flight attendant in the 90’s with both American and Continental Airlines. Read more

Hero of the Month: Dr. James Yoo

Posted on March 9, 2015

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Dr. James Yoo is a colorectal surgeon at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Beyond his remarkable accomplishments in the medical field, specifically in the areas of lab research and the development of new surgical approaches, this year, he and his team are taking Colon Cancer Month by storm! Between Twitter chats and in-person events, they’re creating quite a buzz in Boston and beyond. We’re so inspired to see medical professionals, like Dr. Yoo and the team at Tufts, getting involved with March in a hands-on way. Together with survivors, medical professionals and advocates across the country, we’re putting colon cancer on the map and saving lives. Thank you, Dr. Yoo, for being part of this movement! Read more

Why Dress in Blue? Simple.

Posted on March 6, 2015

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Happy Dress in Blue Day! This special day began with Anita Mitchell, a stage IV colon cancer survivor. Ms. Mitchell saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss. What started in her child’s classroom in 2006 is now a nationally-recognized event where individuals across the country unite to celebrate and honor those who have battled this disease and work to knock it out of the top three cancer killers for good. Hear more from Anita. Read more

Woman of the Year: Candace Henley

Posted on March 4, 2015

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Rock star Colon Cancer Alliance volunteer, Candace Henley, was recently recognized by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as their Woman of the Year for all of her fabulousness – we’re so proud of her! Candace became a member of this organization in 1993 because she strongly associated with the group’s principles of service, scholarship, finer womanhood and sisterhood. Every year the group celebrates people who have exhibited these principles in their day-to-day life, particularly those who have achieved excellence through exceptional community service and those who have overcome adversity – and that’s certainly fitting for Candace. After her own battle with colon cancer, Candace set out to increase awareness in the African American community through her Blue Hat Initiative. Learn more about Candace’s cancer journey and how she continues to make a difference year after year. Read more

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