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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

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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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Welcome Susy Munoz, Bilingual Patient Support Advocate

Posted on May 12, 2015

Susy Munoz

Please give a warm welcome to Susy Munoz, our new Bilingual Patient Support Advocate! Susy’s joining us from Los Angeles and is here to help you in both English and Spanish.

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Hero of the Month: Roanne’s Race

Posted on May 11, 2015


For the past three years, the Livermore, California community gathers on the first Saturday of November for Roanne’s Race, a 5K/10K to honor a young woman they lost to colon cancer at age 24. Rain or shine, family, friends and neighbors celebrate the life of Roanne Cairel–and extend her legacy by donating all of the proceeds of the race to young onset colon cancer research. We reached out to two of the organizers of Roanne’s Race to learn more about their incredible fundraising efforts, and the girl that inspired them. Read more

In Memoriam: Randy Cox

Posted on April 24, 2015

Randy Cox

We are saddened to share the loss of another friend, Randy Cox, to colon cancer. You could always count on Randy to call newly diagnosed patients to ease their worry and help them through their struggle. He represented the Colon Cancer Alliance at many outreach conferences where he bravely told his story to help prevent colon cancer. Randy was also instrumental in founding our Blue Hope Prevention Award Program with Boston Scientific, which provides qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses such as transportation, child care and lost wages.

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