Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation

Never Too Young – Lower the Screening Age for Colorectal Cancer

Never Too Young – Lower the Screening Age for Colorectal Cancer

January 16, 2015

I was 36 and in the prime of my life. Everything seemed perfect, but there was something sinister growing inside of me, waiting to take it all away. On April 1st, 2013 I heard the words no person wants to hear – YOU HAVE CANCER. I was diagnosed with Stage IV colorectal cancer. I had no family history, but plenty of warning signs.

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Scope It Out 5K Team of the Week!

Scope It Out 5K Team of the Week!

January 14, 2015

Team Tom’s Tornadoes was created to honor our co-worker and friend, Tom Reynolds, who is bravely battling colon cancer. After hearing about his diagnosis, we all agreed that we wanted to do something special to help support him. Tom’s nickname is Tornado Tom because he is an expert in tornado safety and because of his intensity, strength and passion in the office.

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Survivor Spotlight

Survivor Spotlight

December 18, 2014

Meet Rachel Yingling and hear her story. I had a good life at 26 when I was struck with colon cancer. I was a young professional living in Washington, D.C., enjoying life and working in a job that I enjoyed. I did not need a wake-up call. I was young and supposed to have several more years of carefree living. In March of 2011, after many weeks of intense pain, a large Stage III tumor was found in my colon. Although this news was unexpected, especially for someone my age

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10th Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk Washington DC

10th Annual Scope It Out 5k Run/Walk Washington DC

December 15, 2014

Join the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation in the heart of Washington, D.C. for one of the largest annual colon cancer awareness events in the country - part of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The race course starts and ends at Freedom Plaza and will take runners and walkers up scenic Pennsylvania Avenue to the U.S. Capitol, bringing the Scope It Out message to the doorstep of our nation’s decision makers.

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Blue Hope Bash 2014 - Award Winners Videos

Blue Hope Bash 2014 - Award Winners Videos

October 23, 2014

View the videos of the Andrew Kolar award winner Rachel Yingling and the Christine Sapienza award winner John Marshall, MD. The Andrew Kolar award is given for being an inspiration as an advocate and volunteer for Chris4Life and the Christine Sapienza is given for being at the forefront of treatment, advocacy, and awareness for Chris4Life.

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Latest COLONTOWN News

Latest COLONTOWN News

November 05, 2014

LET’S TALK COLON! The Poop on Living with Colorectal Disease. MAYOR’S MEMO. I met Linsay and her precious new baby Samantha last fall at the Chris4Life Detroit Scope-It-Out. They had just memorialized their deceased daddy in his hometown nearby. Their family had gathered together to support Linsay and Sam in one of their first forays “out” after the sadness.

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Latest news from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology

Latest news from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology

November 05, 2014

Are you interested in learning about all the latest news from the 2014 American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting? Watch renowned clinical oncologist Christopher Lieu update us on all the exciting research in colorectal cancer.

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Wellness Guide navigating your journey

Wellness Guide navigating your journey

November 04, 2014

The Chris4Life Wellness Guide is part of the new Chris4Life Patient Kit for colorectal cancer patients. Take a look and request your free copy(s) today. COMPASSION. PERSEVERANCE. EMPOWERMENT. LIFE. Since Chris4Life was founded in 2010, these are the words that have guided us while we strive to make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by colorectal cancer.

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Welcome to the Blue Hope Garden

Welcome to the Blue Hope Garden

November 05, 2014

As part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, today is Chris4Life’s Plant a Flower Day Challenge Our goal is to plant 1,000 flowers in our new Blue Hope Garden, a place of hope, love and remembrance

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Love Your Butt 2.0

Love Your Butt 2.0

November 03, 2014

Back by popular demand, Chris4Life expanded on last year’s inaugural launch of their creatively clever awareness campaign called Love Your Butt. The mission of the awareness campaign is to encourage people to open up and talk about their bottom or create a call to action for individuals to get screened.

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Chris4Life Tote Bag

Chris4Life Tote Bag

November 05, 2014

Just in time for the summer get your Chris4Life tote bag. It is great to take to the beach or pool and many more uses. Show your support for Chris4Life and the fight against colorectal cancer.

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Order the new LOVE YOUR BUTT t-shirt now.

Order the new LOVE YOUR BUTT t-shirt now.

November 04, 2014

Let everyone know that you LOVE YOUR BUTT! Let's bring awareness to get screened for colon cancer in style with the brand new LOVE YOUR BUTT T-shirt

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Chris4Life Colon Cancer Awareness Video

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Awareness Video

November 03, 2014

Help save a LIFE today, and spread the word about the importance of life saving screening. Please visit our Awareness and Prevention page to learn more about screening guidelines.

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Save Your Life Today

Save Your Life Today

November 05, 2014

Do you know when to get screened for colorectal cancer? Early detection and screening are key to preventing colorectal cancer. Please visit our Screening Guidelines page to find out more about getting screened for this preventable disease.

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Honor
Your
Loved
One

  • Barbara Schifter
  • Rex Anderson
  • Ann
  • my father david showalter
  • My husband, Larry Cathey
  • Our Daddy (Morris Jackson Jr.)
  • My Mother, Diane Sullivan
  • Gordon Dewhurst
  • My Mother, My Teacher, My Friend
  • My Great-Grandmother Georgia L. Hamilton
  • My Daddy
  • Erica Paul
  • Scott E. Cartwright
  • My Mommy:)
  • me
  • My daughter Amanda Lea
  • Christine Sapienza
  • My Grandmother
  • Ed, my husband
  • Barbara Thomas (My Mom)
  • Myself
  • Scott Cartwright
  • ME :)
  • Myself
  • Yusuf Ray
  • My sister, Ann Davis
  • Gale Kline
  • My brother, Jimmy
  • Jen Puglise
  • My dad, Jose
  • christine nardico
  • Andrew Brown
  • Rachel Yingling
  • Me
  • Me (diagnosed with Stage III Rectal @ age 26)
  • Robin Braverman
  • My dad (Scott Cartwright)
  • Scott Cartwright
  • Mother Margaret Monahan, Father Richard, Nana Catherine Haley
  • my mommy


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Are you at Risk For Colorectal Cancer?

  • 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women combined
  • Colonoscopies not only discover cancer, but can also stop cancer
  • 50% of Americans still do not get colonoscopy reimbursement
  • Colon cancer research is still vastly under-funded

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