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Labor Day: 5 Cancer-Fighting BBQ Foods

Posted on August 30, 2013

Labor Day is a day to kick back, relax and celebrate all of the hard work you’ve put it over the summer and year. So, naturally, the best way to celebrate is to throw some burgers, hot dogs and steaks on the grill and turn that bad boy up, right? NOT SO FAST.

Studies show there may be an association between red meats  and mortality rates in colon cancer survivors. So this Labor Day, protect your health a bit by incorporating some cancer-fighting foods into your cookout.  These are some of our favorite red-meat-alternatives, and recipes, too! Read more

Finding Your Voice: Advocacy and Volunteerism in Action

Posted on August 28, 2013

Standing up for what you believe in takes spirit, bravery and passion. This month, two of our devotees deserve some extra special recognition.

Randy Cox and Debbie Whitmore are both stage IV colon cancer survivors. In March, the duo shared their stories at an event at Boston Scientific and employees at Boston Scientific were so inspired by their stories that the company became the founding partner of our soon-to-debut Screening Assistance Program. Now that’s applause worthy! We sat down with Randy and Debbie to find out what events they’ve been involved with and what they’ve gotten out of their years of volunteering. Read more

After Sandy: Jersey Shore Triumphs

Posted on August 26, 2013

Stronger than the Storm. In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this phrase has been a rallying cry for residents of New Jersey as they’ve fought back against the tough hand Mother Nature dealt them last October. On July 20, we found out firsthand what Stronger than the Storm really means.

That morning, Undy 5000 participants (and the sun!) were out in full force in Long Branch, New Jersey; nothing was stopping these folks from carrying on with the event, which has become a yearly tradition on the Jersey Shore. With wide smiles and colorful undies galore, Long Branch welcomed the Undy 5000 back with open arms. Read more

What Do Colon Cancer and The Butler Have in Common?

Posted on August 22, 2013

Have you seen Lee Daniels’ The Butler? This brand-spankin’-new American historical drama features an uncommon collection of Hollywood’s finest, including Oprah, Jane Fonda, Forest Whitaker, Mariah Carey and one of our newest CCA national ambassadors, Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard. With critics declaring the film as “groundbreaking” and “Oscar bait,” we’re sending a special ‘congrats’ Terrence’s way – keep rockin’ it, Terrence! Read more

Managing Pain: Acupuncture as a Complementary Treatment

Posted on August 20, 2013

What was the first thing you asked when told you’d have to be on chemo? What will the side effects be? How much is taking this cancer down going to take me down in the process? And your doctor probably warned you: You may experience some pain, anything from headaches, muscle pain or stomach pain to pain from nerve damage, like burning, numbness, or shooting pains. Splendid. 

And cancer patients aren’t alone in this. You might be surprised to know that according to a national survey through the National Institute of Health, more than one quarter of all Americans have recently experienced pain lasting longer than one day. 24+ hours! Read more