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Now is the Time to Get Screened!

Posted on June 12, 2015

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Did you know more than 18,000 African Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each year? Unfortunately, this community also has higher colon cancer death rates than any other racial group. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Screening saves lives and there’s no time like the present, so we’ve teamed up with the National Black Church Initiative (NBCI) to launch Now is the Time—our new church-based initiative that’s all about preventing colon cancer by increasing screening rates among African Americans. With Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. joining as Honorary Chair, we’re prepared to tackle this issue head on.

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Top 5 Takeaways: ASCO Annual Meeting

Posted on June 11, 2015

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Earlier this month, we traveled to Chicago to attend the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s (ASCO) Annual Meeting. This is where the top up-and-coming cancer research from the year is presented to more than 25,000 experts, advocates, doctors, researchers and scientists from around the world. Not only did we have a great time connecting with colleagues and sharing the work we’re doing, but we got to hear the latest and greatest in colorectal cancer research, treatment and patient care!

Weren’t able to attend? Take a look at the top 5 takeaways from our time at ASCO:

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The Colon Cancer Podcast: Inspiration Meets Information

Posted on June 9, 2015

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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

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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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Survivor Week 2015: Facing Survivor’s Guilt Head On

Posted on June 6, 2015

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This post is a part of the week long Live Your Best Life series in celebration of Survivor Week.

Let’s be honest—being a cancer survivor can be tough at times. While there’s joy in knowing you made it through a diagnosis and treatment, you may worry about recurrence and adjusting to your new life. Some survivors may also experience feelings of guilt after they have no evidence of disease.

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