Press Releases

The Colon Club is delighted to announce Nikki Moore as our next Vice President of Operations and Communications

October 10, 2019
The Colon Club is delighted to announce Nikki Moore as our next Vice President of Operations and Communications. Nikki joined the Colon Club family as a featured caregiver in the 2019 publication of our On the Rise magazine, and has been an active advocate in the colorectal cancer community. Nikki was always the patient with ongoing medical needs in her relationship with her husband, Matt. Never did she think that she would go from being the patient in their relationship to being the caregiver,…

The Colon Club is thrilled to announce Kristina Smith as our next Executive Vice President

October 10, 2019
The Colon Club is thrilled to announce Kristina Smith as our next Executive Vice President. Kristina was one of the first caregivers to be featured in the 2018 publication of our On the Rise magazine, and has served as our Vice President of Operations and Communications for the past two years. The care that Kristina gave to her husband, Joe, through his diagnosis gave her compassion for the many needs of a cancer patient. Being seven months pregnant with their son, Porter, during diagnosis and…

The Colon Club is excited to announce Phuong Gallagher as the organization's next president.

August 8, 2019
The Colon Club is excited to announce Phuong Gallagher as the organization's next president. Phuong has a long history with The Colon Club, having been a featured survivor in The Colon Club's annual publication and serving the volunteer organization in various roles. Originally diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in 2006, she transitioned to stage IV a year later with metastases to her liver. Through eight recurrences she has pushed forward the only way she knows how - with grit,…

Portland, OR Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

March 3, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Portland resident, Meredith Willcox will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Meredith was diagnosed at a far-earlier age than the recommended screening age, and discovered quickly her disease was Stage IV. Faced with her own mortality, Meredith made life-changing decisions that she said prior to the…

Birmingham, AL Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

March 3, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Birmingham resident, April Richelle will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Richelle was diagnosed with colon cancer at the young age of 26, with Stage II Colon Cancer. April has been in remission for 6 years and is thriving, becoming a state and national advocate for colon cancer prevention and…

Phoenix, AZ Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

March 3, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Phoenix resident, Britt Ochoa will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Britt was diagnosed with Colon Cancer at the mere age of 27, well beyond the recommended screening age for colonoscopies. Following a misdiagnosis and a diagnosis at a late stage of this disease, Britt uses her infectious personality,…

Denver, CO Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

March 3, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Denver resident, Scott Wilson will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Scott was diagnosed with Colon Cancer before the age of 50, the recommended screening age for colonoscopies. Following a family history, and change of healthcare laws from his country of origin, Scott continues to fight his diagnosis…

Pittsburgh, PA Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

February 2, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Pittsburgh resident, Denelle Suranski will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Suranski was diagnosed with colon cancer at the young age of 19, with Stage II Colon Cancer. Denelle has been in remission for 15 years and is thriving, becoming a state and national advocate for colon cancer prevention and…

Rivesville, WV Colon Cancer Survivor to appear in national campaign for those under 50 being diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer in National Magazine, “On the Rise”

February 2, 2019
Behind a message of “On the Rise,” a national magazine highlighting young adults under the age of 50 being diagnosed at an alarming rate with colorectal cancer. Rivesville resident, Lisa Johnson will be one of nine people featured in this national magazine publication. Johnson was diagnosed with colon cancer in her early 20’s. Lisa has been declared NED, or No Evidence of Disease and is thriving, becoming a state and national advocate for colon cancer prevention and awareness, and highlights…