July 7, 2011
Famed Fashion Designer and Staunch Advocate Named To Colon Cancer Alliance Board
WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 7, 2011) – The Colon Cancer Alliance announced today that famed fashion designer and colon cancer survivor, Carmen Marc Valvo, will be joining its Board of Directors. Valvo has been a passionate supporter of the Colon Cancer Alliance and has dedicated countless hours to raising awareness of colon cancer and the importance of being screened.
“Working with the Colon Cancer Alliance has been very rewarding,” said Carmen Marc Valvo. “I wholeheartedly believe in the mission of the organization to increase screening rates and survivorship and look forward to my new role as a member of the board. As a colon cancer survivor, I am dedicated to helping others understand the importance of being screened and I’m ready to share my personal experiences to help eradicate the perception of embarrassment associated with this highly preventable disease.”
Over the last few years, Valvo has been instrumental in the success of many Colon Cancer Alliance events and programs including the nationally recognized Dress in Blue Day. Last year, he auctioned off a specially designed, one-of-a-kind, blue evening gown from his Black Label Collection, designed a limited edition women’s t-shirt and hosted a fashion runway show with all proceeds benefiting colon cancer awareness programs.
“Carmen has demonstrated a strong commitment to making a change in the way people view colon cancer,” said Andrew Spiegel, Chief Executive Officer of the Colon Cancer Alliance. “His ability to think outside the box, combined with his passion and creativity will add a new exciting dimension to our existing board.”
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About the Colon Cancer Alliance
The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is the oldest and largest national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America.