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Andy’s Army Named DC Scope It Out Team of the Week!

Posted on March 14, 2016

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Joan McCarty, team captain of Andy’s Army, is participating in this year’s DC Scope It Out 5K in honor of her late husband Andy Eury. Andy passed away in 2014 after being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2010. He is remembered by his loved ones for his fighting spirit, which is how his brother thought of their team name.

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Get Ready for the BIG Colon Tour

Posted on February 24, 2016

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Our giant inflatable colon is back on the road this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re excited to partner with Bayer Healthcare again for our nationwide initiative to spread awareness, and what better way to teach people about colon cancer than with an inflatable colon that features various stages of disease (normal colon tissue, Crohn’s Disease, polyp, malignant polyp, colon cancer & advanced colon cancer)?

The BIG Colon Tour, sponsored by Bayer Healthcare, LLC., is coming to a town near you! Check out our scheduled stops and be sure to check back as we add stops throughout the year.  

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Coach Mark Nofri Tackles Cancer

Posted on January 26, 2016

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Mark Nofri, head football coach at Sacred Heart University (SHU), was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2014 at just 45 years old. Despite his diagnosis, he continued to do what he loved—coaching through treatment and encouraging his team to stay the course. He even teamed up with us for the Coach Nof Tackles Cancer Campaign, which ended in a blue out tailgate in November and raised more than $7,000 to go towards our mission to knock out colon cancer.

We got a chance to speak with Coach Nof about the campaign, his experience and getting involved to help others living with colon cancer.

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Colon Cancer Alliance and Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Merge Organizations

Posted on December 31, 2015

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Colon Cancer Alliance + Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation = Chemistry

So much chemistry, that we’ve merged—forming an unbreakable bond to better serve you! The Colon Cancer Alliance has a long-standing credible reputation and Chris4Life is known for its creative and personal mission.Together, we will accelerate a joint mission where more people will be screened for this unique cancer and where more patients and survivors are supported so they can live longer, better lives. This will be done by advancing research, screening and patient support programs.

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Cancer Won’t Define Me

Posted on December 30, 2015

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I am so many things to different people—a father, a husband, a brother—but now, most importantly, I am a warrior.

My name is Ken Kiess and this is my story with colon cancer.

I was in pain for about six weeks when I decided to go to the hospital last year after Christmas. I couldn’t imagine it being anything as serious as cancer. I didn’t tell anyone about the pain—not even my wife, Julie. I was only 50 with no family history when I was diagnosed with colon cancer on December 30, 2014.

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