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Kendra’s Story: From Newlywed to Newly Diagnosed to Undy Rockstar Volunteer

Posted on May 12, 2017

Still a young newlywed when she started experiencing symptoms, Kendra Mitchell finally saw a doctor after admitting she was having issues to her husband. Thanks to his encouragement, they were able to catch her cancer early and she has been NED since 2014. Since her diagnosis, she has gone all-in for the upcoming Denver Undy Run/Walk as one of our rockstar volunteer Undy Engagement Committee members. She shared her story with us as well as why she’s excited for the race in June. Read more

The importance of clinical trial awareness

Posted on May 8, 2017

Last week was the third annual Clinical Trial Awareness Week, during which the Coalition for Clinical Trials Awareness promoted clinical trials and efforts to make them more know among the general public. New healthcare technologies need clinical trials before they’re available as treatment options, so the importance of the studies cannot be overstated. As part of their efforts, the CCTA hosted a Health Policy Roundtable at the US Capitol Visitor’s Center, during which attendees, including the Colon Cancer Alliance, heard about the ways that the federal government can raise the public’s awareness of the benefits of clinical trials. Read more

AHCA still leaving colon cancer patients behind

Posted on May 2, 2017

Today, the Colon Cancer Alliance joins 25 advocacy groups representing 16 million cancer patients and survivors in urging Congress to protect people with pre-existing conditions and vote no on the American Health Care Act (AHCA). Read more

In Memoriam: Remembering Laura C.

Posted on April 28, 2017

One of our devoted volunteers, Laura Caravella, died on March 21st, after living with her disease for over 10 years.  Laura could be found in our chatroom where she was a moderator for both the daily chat and the stage IV-um support group chat. She was also a Buddy to many newly diagnosed patients across the country.  Read more

Christina’s Story: Driving Toward the First Car Tags for Colon Cancer

Posted on April 27, 2017

After her mother passed away in 2008, Christina Granderson got serious about raising awareness. In addition to being a longtime Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy and advocate, she is part of the 70×2020 initiative in the state of Mississippi that has helped put her home state on the map as the first state to get a colon cancer prevention and screening vehicle tag! Thank you, Christina, for your never-ending devotion to stop this disease in honor of your beloved mom. We are inspired by everything you continue to achieve in her memory!  Read more

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