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Teen Raises Funds And Awareness In Her Grandmother’s Memory

Posted on June 24, 2015

Sari Stone

Sari Stone hasn’t even started high school and she’s already making a huge impact. After losing her grandmother Miriam to colon cancer, Sari knew she wanted to honor her legacy. So, for her bat mitzvah, she set up a philanthropic fund where people could contribute. Instead of keeping the more than $6,000 she raised, Sari decided to donate to us here at the Colon Cancer Alliance! 

We got a chance to speak with Sari and learn why raising colon cancer awareness is so important to her.

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Hero of the Month: Dr. Kent Mouw

Posted on June 10, 2015


Scientific research is important to better understand colon cancer and stay on the offensive against this disease. That’s why we created the Blue Hope Research Award, a one-year fellowship providing vital resources and funding to a bright investigator interested in making his or her mark in the colon cancer space.

This month, we’re honoring our second Blue Hope Research Award recipient Kent W. Mouw, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Mouw, who’s currently a resident at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, will be studying a newly discovered genetic mutation found in colon cancer patients diagnosed under the age of 50. Learn more about Dr. Mouw and why his research is so important to helping us understand the rising trend of young-onset colon cancer.

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The Colon Cancer Podcast: Inspiration Meets Information

Posted on June 9, 2015


We’re excited to announce we’ve teamed up with Lee Silverstein, creator and host of The Colon Cancer Podcast! Did you know people in 46 states and 28 countries have already tuned in?!

We got a chance to chat with Lee to learn a bit more about him and why he decided to start this awesome podcast.

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Why I Nominated the Colon Cancer Alliance to Win 75K!

Posted on June 9, 2015


Get ready for some exciting news: we’ve been nominated to win $75,000 in the DSW Shoe Lovers Care Leave Your Mark program! “Who nominated us,” you ask? Meet DSW Associate Amanda Friedhoff and find out why she thinks we should win the donation that’ll help us knock out colon cancer—and why she thinks you should vote for us!

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Tammy McKay: Running Through Adversity

Posted on May 22, 2015

Tammy M

It was 2013, I was 41 and in the best shape of my life. I ran 40 miles a week and was taking control of my life after divorce. Becoming a single mommy to three wonderful children (one with a disability) was a challenge but also a blessing. With a new special guy in my life, I was on my way to happiness… Until that September.

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