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Hero of the Month: Candace Henley

Posted on April 16, 2015


Candace Henley has been on a roll, between rocking the advocacy and spreading the word. From being honored as by the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as their Woman of the Year to hosting the ever-growing 5th annual Blue Hat Blue Tie Sunday, she’s unstoppable as both a survivor and advocate. That’s why we’re proud to honor her as our April Hero of the Month! Read more

“Colon cancer will not take me.”

Posted on April 9, 2015

On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. On June 19, 2010, my daughter’s second birthday, we were told that there was nothing more that could be done to save my mom. After she began experiencing serious delusions and hallucinations, my family and I were forced to place my 48-year-old mother in a nursing home. She died three weeks later on September 15. Read more

Volunteer Spotlight: Jasmin Mejia

Posted on April 6, 2015

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We continue to be inspired by the hundreds of volunteers who are out there on the front lines, spearheading efforts to put colon cancer on the map and changing the face of this disease. That’s why we started the Volunteer Spotlight feature – honoring and celebrating some of our most passionate, dedicated volunteers and sharing their stories so you can be inspired, too! This month, we’re celebrating Jasmin Mejia from the Colon Cancer Alliance Central Arizona Chapter. From her involvement driving Latino outreach efforts to answering Spanish calls on our Helpline and her relentless dedication as a chapter board member, Jasmin continues to touch lives of those in Arizona and beyond. Get to know her! Read more

Best Wishes for Martha Raymond

Posted on April 2, 2015


From volunteer to dedicated colleague, Martha Raymond has exemplified class and dedication to carrying out our mission to knock out colon cancer. Her new role as Executive Director at Michael’s Mission will be an opportunity for her to continue being a beacon of hope for those impacted by colon cancer and to share the message of prevention with all. In preparation for today, Martha’s last day at the Colon Cancer Alliance, we took some time to reflect what the last 3 ½ years have meant to her. Read more

In Memoriam: Dov Siporin

Posted on March 30, 2015


We lost a tremendously loved man, dad, husband and friend last week.

Scrolling through Dov’s Facebook page, it’s easy to see that Dov held a special place in many lives. Dov had a unique gift to bring hope and laughter to everyone he met through his unceasing charisma, wit, sense of humor and determination. Read more