Resources

GYGIG-LOGO-4 Get Your Guts In Gear, The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis. Register now for a scenic, 3-day, 210-mile cycling event, to raise awareness, to empower those affected by Crohn’s and colitis, and ostomies. This ride will be held in the Midwest(Wisconsin). www.advocacyforpatients.org/gygig.html
We are AliveAndKickn in a world with colorectal cancer, and our mission is to increase awareness and prevention of colorectal cancer and increase early detection through screening and genetic testing.www.AliveAndKickn.org
Get Your Rear in Gear events are presented nationally by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a non-profit organization based in Minneapolis. The events are 100% volunteer-driven in communities throughout the United States. To date the Colon Cancer Coalition has distributed nearly $1.5 million from the Get Your Rear in Gear events back into local communities for colon cancer education, prevention, and screening.www.getyourrearingear.com
The LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance is a coalition of organizations with the goal of improving the survival rates and quality of life for young adults with cancer between the ages of 15 and 40. The Alliance is committed to promoting research and the investigation of the problem, serving as a voice for the issue and promoting effective solutions.www.livestrong.org
ACOR is an internet based public charity dedicated to improving the quality of care to cancer patients and the quality of life of patients, survivors and their caregivers. The heart of ACOR is a large collection of cancer-related internet mailing lists, which includes the COLON listserve.www.ACOR.org
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is the world’s leading professional organization representing physicains who treat people with cancer. ASCO’s 23,500+ members set the standard for patient care worldwide and lead the way in carrying out clinical research aimed at improving the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer.www.ASCO.org
Chemocare, a program of the Scott Hamilton CARES initiative, is a website designed to provide information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. It is easy to read and navigate this site to find information about various chemotherapy drugs and how they work, managing side effects, and precautions for patients.www.chemocare.com
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The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, the CCA provides patient support, public education, supports research and conducts advocacy work across America. They have a toll-free Helpline at (877) 422-2030.www.ccalliance.org

Fight Colorectal Cancer is the leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.  www.fightcolorectalcancer.org

The Figg Tree Foundation was originally founded to help Tammy and Bryan Figg when Tammy was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer six weeks before their wedding. They now concentrate on community education and patient support.www.figgtree.com

The National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, is dedicated to the eradiation of colorectal cancer by promoting the importance of early medical screening and funding research to develop better tests, and ultimately a cure. NCCRA was founded by Katie Couric, cancer activist Lilly Tartikoff, and the Entertainment Endustry Foundation, and issues an annual Legislation Report Card detailing state legislation that applies to colorectal cancer screening.www.NCCRA.org
Planet Cancer is a community of young adults with cancer who are ready and willing to help each other through what may be the most difficult experience of their lives. They focus on advocacy, awareness and support, including weekend retreats and an online community.www.planetcancer.org
UOAA is an association of affiliated, non-profit, support groups committed to improving the quality of life of people who have, or will have, an intestinal or urinary diversion.www.OSTOMY.org
The principal goal of Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is to permanently eliminate the threat of colon cancer through discovery of a cure.www.Chris4Life.org
What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Colorectal Cancer New Tests, New Treatments, New Hope by Mark Pochapin, M.D.The words, “you have cancer,” are so overwhelming. Add to that the frustration of having to do your own research in order to make desicions about your course of treatment and it’s nearly impossible to deal with. Dr. Mark Pochapin talks about the myths of the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, gives hope and explains the latest treatments in words that anyone can understand. If you or someone you love is diagnosed with colorectal cancer, read this book!Click now to order. Available in Hardcover or Paperback.