A merger that started as a conversation a year ago has been finalized and what an exciting time it is for the colon cancer world.Â The marriage of the Colon Cancer Alliance and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation creates the nationâ€™s largest colon cancer specific nonprofit.
Maintaining the Colon Cancer Alliance name and headquarters in Washington, D.C., this unified organization will have increased resources to advance colorectal cancer research, expand patient empowerment programs and save lives through bigger and better screening campaigns. This strategic alliance gives a larger presence to the colon cancer community where as one, they will continue to serve and represent the patient voice.
Michael Sapienza, the founder of Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation which has used creative events, the power of social media and its personal mission since its inception in 2010, will be the new CEO of Colon Cancer Alliance, which has earned a strong and long term excellent reputation. He stated, “This merger marks a very exciting time for the colon cancer community. We can now advance research at a more rapid rate while continuing to provide the most comprehensive screening and patient support programs. I am truly honored to lead this organization and look forward to fulfilling our vision for a future free of colon cancer.”
There will be so much more to come this year and next, and I’m personally absolutely thrilled at this fresh Chemistry creation. As we were all reminded recently, the WHY behind the WHAT we do at the new Colon Cancer Alliance has much to do with our energy and passion: The Patients. We exist to help the Patients, to Prevent this disease with outreach on Screenings, to fund Innovative research for Cures.
And get ready for March 20th, the 11th Annual Scope It Out 5K takes place on Freedom Plaza at 9am in Washington, D.C. Team Pamela’s Punch is set and ready to bring you on!