Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation

The New 2015 LOVE YOUR BUTT Shirts and Sweatshirt

The New 2015 LOVE YOUR BUTT Shirts and Sweatshirt

February 20, 2015

Pre-Order your New Limited Edition LOVE YOUR BUTT Sweatshirt or your New 2015 LOVE YOUR BUTT T-shirt(s) now! Show everyone that you Love Your Butt and help bring awareness to colorectal cancer.

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Scope It Out 5K Team of the Week!

Scope It Out 5K Team of the Week!

March 03, 2015

My name is Brandi McCleese and I’m the captain of Team McCleese. We have been part of the DC Scope It Out 5K for the past five years! When I realized that both of my grandparents on my father’s side had had colon cancer, I had to join the race for the cure/awareness.

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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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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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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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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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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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  • My brother, Jimmy
  • Me
  • Erica Paul
  • Barbara Schifter
  • Gale Kline
  • My husband, Larry Cathey
  • My Mother, Diane Sullivan
  • Gordon Dewhurst
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  • My dad, Jose
  • Yusuf Ray
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  • My dad (Scott Cartwright)
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  • My sister, Ann Davis
  • Christine Sapienza
  • Daniel O'Brien
  • Jen Puglise
  • Me (diagnosed with Stage III Rectal @ age 26)
  • Scott Cartwright
  • Rex Anderson
  • Myself
  • My Great-Grandmother Georgia L. Hamilton
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  • Our Daddy (Morris Jackson Jr.)
  • Scott Cartwright
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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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