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Hero of the Month: Kevin Hays

Posted on June 13, 2016

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Kevin Hays is an inspiration to us all. As a young survivor diagnosed with colon cancer at age 28, Kevin has overcome challenges that motivated him to help others affected by this disease. His dedication as an Undy Engagement Committee member, incredible planning efforts in the 2016 Buffalo Undy Run/Walk and innovative awareness campaign reflect this commitment. That’s why we’re honored to feature Kevin as our June Hero of the Month!

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Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating: Six Years of High Honors

Posted on June 10, 2016

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We are proud to announce we have been honored with Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star Charity Navigator rating for the sixth consecutive year! This is the highest rating a charity can receive.

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Welcome, Kara Kwart

Posted on June 8, 2016


We’re happy to introduce you to Kara Kwart, the newest member of our Colon Cancer Alliance family! Kara is joining is as the Marketing & Communications Intern and we’re thrilled to have her help with social media, special events and more. Read more

Survivor Week 2016: You Might Be A Cancer Survivor If…

Posted on June 4, 2016


This post is a part of the weeklong #LiveBrave series in celebration of Survivors Week

Before the days of our online group chats, there was My CCA Support—a place where patients and survivors could gather online to ask questions, share stories and get advice. Our community now gathers in Blue Hope Nation and Colontown, but the legacy of My CCA Support lives on with legendary discussions like this “You Might Be A Cancer Survivor If…” post, started by volunteer John Lloyd.

In honor of Survivor Week, we’ve revived this list as a way to celebrate the things that make being a colon cancer survivor unique and showcase the good, the bad and the ugly in a lighthearted way.

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Survivor Week 2016: Sexuality As A Survivor

Posted on June 2, 2016


This post is a part of the weeklong #LiveBrave series in celebration of Survivors Week

A colon cancer diagnosis can affect many areas of your life—some you may feel more comfortable discussing than others. One often taboo, but important, topic is sexuality, which many survivors identify as an under-addressed area.

You may find yourself trying to wrap your head around multiple sexual issues, such as fertility questions, communicating with your partner and loss of desire after a diagnosis. In fact, sexual dysfunction is one of the most common side effects of cancer treatment. While it can be tough, it’s important to remember you’re not alone.

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