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In Memoriam: Gordon Cole

Posted on September 29, 2014

This tribute is written by Jeannie Moore, Colon Cancer Alliance Co-Founder and Patient Support Navigator.

I have been blessed to have known Gordon Cole for 10 years and to call him my friend.

We lost a true advocate and friend on September 26, 2014. There are no words to adequately express our sadness at the loss of Gordon, and it’s hard to say goodbye to a gentleman who was a friend to all who were lucky enough to have their paths cross with his.  Read more

Ask the Expert: Too Young for CRC?

Posted on September 26, 2014

Colon cancer is not an “old man’s disease” and you’re never too young. In fact, rates of colon cancer in the under 50 population are on the rise. That’s why we’ve connected with internationally-renowned radiation oncologist Dr. Andrew Kennedy to shed some light why these rates may be on the upswing and what people like you can do.  Read more

Dottie’s Ride Continues to Inspire

Posted on September 17, 2014

70-year-old colon cancer survivor Dottie Mattern has four more days of riding before she crosses the finish line in Tacoma, Washington to complete the Motorcycle Cannonball Ride. She has been training for months, preparing for the ride where she is raising funds for the Colon Cancer Alliance and Antique Motorcycle Foundation. Although she’s been met with some unforeseen challenges along the way, Dottie remains on track to reach the finish line on time – she’s killing it! Read more

Pink-tober Isn’t Just for Breast Health Anymore

Posted on September 15, 2014

It’s a fact: 72% of women report being up-to-date on their breast health screenings while only a little more than half could say the same about colon cancer. Colon cancer screening tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms.

We’re getting a little cheeky with our Screen This Too! campaign this October, and we need you to be part of the movement and help spread the word! Read more

Remembering David Cohen

Posted on September 10, 2014

I want to share my father’s story with the world.

Education on colon cancer was always something my father pushed for. He was an advocate for screening and research and tried his hardest to become his own doctor. I have been blessed to share his story through his own words and outlook through this self-made video. I started documenting my father’s stage IV colon cancer journey in May 2013 and little did we know five months later, on September 16th, he would pass. This documentary is difficult for me and my family to share, but I am grateful to share it. Although this disease is painful and deadly for many patients and family members, it strengthened our family and showed us the most important things in life.  Read more