Patient & Provider Conference Early Bird Registration Ends This Week
If you haven't saved your seat at our 2012 National
Conference, what are you waiting for? You have until THIS FRIDAY to take
advantage of the discounted early bird rate. If you are a patient, caregiver or
healthcare professional, our National Conference is not to be missed. Session
sizes are limited, so be sure to register now.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™; this activity
has also been approved to offer certified nursing contact hours. Register here.
CCA and Kellogg Team Up to Promote Colon Health
The CCA and Kellogg joined forces last month at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) in San Diego to
promote good colon health and cancer screening. Visitors were able to "Journey to the Center of the Colon" through a walk-through inflatable colon to learn more about colon cancer, colon cancer prevention and other diseases that affect the colon. See pictures from the event or learn
more about this partnership.
CCA Patient Support Champion Steps Down
Moore, co-founder and patient support leader, began an extended leave of absence
this June. Mrs. Moore has been the heart
and soul of the patient support outreach efforts for over 10 years. Many would agree with Dr. Jose Mendoza, a
survivor and a CCA powerhouse volunteer, who said Jeannie “always has something positive to
say. You could just feel and hear her smiling voice. We will all miss her
dedication to her patients.”
Share how Jeannie has affected your life by posting on Facebook or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CCA Announces New Patient Support Manager
While CCA co-founder and patient support pioneer Jeannie Moore will be irreplaceable, we are delighted to announce that CCA Patient Support Advocate, Martha
Raymond, will be taking the helm. Fighting colon cancer
and helping others is a personal passion for Martha. For the past several
years, she has been an active CCA Voices Volunteer and
mentor in the CCA Buddy program.
You Have the Power
When Regina Hersey
passed away after her battle with colon cancer, her daughter, Kathleen, and her
husband, Brian, set up a Blue Star Tribute in her memory. Thanks to the
generosity of their family and friends, the Regina
Hersey Blue Star Tribute has raised over $15,000 to date. Pictured to the
left: Kathleen and Regina at the 2008 Olympics where Kathleen was a
member of the U.S. Olympic swimming team.
Create your own customized fundraising Blue Star Tributes page. Whether you are honoring a special
someone, celebrating a milestone or participating in an athletic event, you
will be making a difference in the lives of those who depend upon the CCA for
services and support. For more information about Blue Star Tributes, please contact us.
Registration is now open for all remaining 2012 Undy 5000 events! Don’t
miss out on this unique 5K and 1 mile fun run. Grab your craziest pair of
undies and your friends. With 10 more events this year, we’re bound to be in a
city near you! Visit www.undy5000.org to
register. We can’t wait to see you there!
June 15 - Early bird registration closes for the CCA National Conference
June 20 - What's New in Colorectal Cancer Research Webinar
June 23 - Denver Undy 5000
June 27 - Making Each Health Journey Easier Webinar
June 30 - Seattle/Tacoma Undy 5000
July 20-21 - CCA National Conference in Baltimore, MD
July 28 - Jersey Shore Undy 5000
In the Profiles in Courage section of last month’s issue, we mistakenly
reported that Joe underwent his first colonoscopy at age 50. The correct age
was 65. We regret the error.