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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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10 year old raises over $4.8K for pen pal she never met

Posted on April 23, 2015


Kyra Bishop is not your average 10 year old girl. Sure, Kyra likes to spend her time playing sports and hanging out with her brothers–but in her spare time she also likes to run 5Ks for a good cause. Earlier this month, she ran in memory of a loved one who lost their battle to colon cancer and raised over $4,800 for us here at the Colon Cancer Alliance. We asked her to share her incredible story in her own words. Read more

New Funding Awarded for Under 50 Research

Posted on April 22, 2015

2015 Blue Hope Research Award

Scientific research is crucial to better understand the causes and factors associated with colon cancer. That’s why we established 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.

Last year, we used the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) peer-review process to fund critical research on biomarkers. We’re excited to announce that last night we officially presented our second annual Blue Hope Research award to Kent W. Mouw, M.D., Ph.D from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at the AACR’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. Read more