Posted on January 13, 2015
Congratulations to our fearless leader – CEO Eric Hargis - who was recently elected to the National Health Council (NHC) Board of Directors. The NHC is the only organization that brings together all segments of the health community to provide a united voice for the more than 133 million people with chronic diseases and disabilities and their caregivers. At the Colon Cancer Alliance, we pride ourselves on having leadership who dive in, get their hands dirty and get involved in the health care community so we can have the biggest impact possible. Working together with other leaders in the space means our footprint can be multiplied and more lives can be saved, and that is what it’s all about. Read more
Posted on January 13, 2015
We’re thrilled to introduce you to the newest member of the Colon Cancer Alliance team – Ms. Adina Frazier, Director of Special Events. For the last seven years, Adina has been the Director of Special Events at the Epilepsy Foundation. She joins us after having worked with many other run/walks, including the National Walk for Epilepsy, the Komen National Race for the Cure and the Whitman-Walker Clinic Aids Walk, among others. She is natural convener and loves cooking uberly fabulous and calorie-laden food from scratch. Please join us in welcoming Adina to the family! Read more
Posted on December 30, 2014
My name is Vanessa Ghigliotty and I am a stage IV survivor.
They told me, “Get your affairs in order as soon as possible.” That was my introduction to cancer 12 years ago.
I was diagnosed in April after months and months of symptoms and misdiagnoses. “You’re just stressed,” doctors had told me.”You’re a single mother, attending college and working part-time. What do you expect?” And while I knew something wasn’t right, I never expected to hear the word cancer. Read more
Posted on December 24, 2014
Our very own Stephanie Guiffre, Prevention and Research Director, and Lauren Bennett, Prevention Programs Associate, were proud to accept this over-sized check recently from our friends at Rumpshakers, Inc. We’re partnering with this team to extend our Blue Hope Prevention Award, a program providing qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses such as transportation, child care and lost wages. Read more
Posted on December 17, 2014
My name is Grace De La Rosa and I am a stage III survivor.
I was diagnosed in August of 2005, after going to my doctor about dark spots on my legs and fatigue. I learned I was severely anemic and needed a blood transfusion.
The last thing I ever expected to hear the doctor say was cancer. I was only 38, and married with two children. I just kept thinking there has to have been some mistake. Read more