Jack Birren

Board Member

Jack was diagnosed in December 2016 at age 39 with stage III colorectal cancer.  He also found out that he had Lynch Syndrome. Jack found The Colon Club through the internet but was hesitant to share his story with others. Jack volunteered at a Get your Rear in Gear Milwaukee race where he met other volunteers who were Colon Club members.  After that experience he knew he had to apply and share his story.  Jack was featured in the 2020 On The Rise magazine. The Colon Club has changed his life, helping him to find his voice and share his story.  Jack has been a culinary arts instructor at a community college in Pewaukee Wisconsin for the last 10 years. He currently resides with his wife Lisa and son Nick in Oconomowoc WI.