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Hero of the Month: Dan Foster

Posted on September 10, 2013

Our Hero of the Month features inspiring individuals who are going above and beyond in the fight against colon cancer. This month we’re honoring Dan Foster, a 17-year stage IV colon cancer survivor and CCA Buddy who’s been all over New York (and the country!) getting involved. From fundraisers and speaker’s bureaus to sharing his story at health fairs and conferences and starting his very own 5K event, Dan’s been giving hope and heart to others who’ve been in his shoes since 1996. Read more

Colon Cancer & Mouth Bacteria Connection?

Posted on September 9, 2013

Recently, we’ve been seeing a lot about Fusobacterium nucleatum in the news. It’s a mouthful – in more ways than one. Recent studies have shown a link between this oral bacteria and colon cancer. We sat down with Dr. Laura Porter, a stage IV survivor and member of our CCA Medical & Scientific Advisory Board, for the full scoop. Read more

5 Ways to Balance Back to School Season and Battling Cancer

Posted on September 5, 2013

Back to school with the kids can be a whole new ball game when you’ve got a cancer diagnosis on your plate. As a parent, it’s natural to worry about your children adjusting to a new school year, but this can cause a lot of stress during a time when you should be focusing on your own health and well-being, too. The good news: we’ve got suggestions on how to make back to school time a little easier on you. Here are our top five tips for making sure the back to school transition is a smooth one for both you and your little one, brought to you by our very own patient support extraordinaire: Carol Orr.  Read more

Undy 5000: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Posted on September 3, 2013

Where can you find a man in Santa boxers, a dog in undies and Batman all running down the street? At the Nashville Undy 5000, of course.

Underwear-themed outfits filled the streets of Walk of Fame Park on August 17th as more than 400 colon cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates participated in Music City’s 2nd annual Undy 5000 5K Walk/Run. Read more