June 1, 2021 – The Colon Club would like to thank Nikki Moore for her tremendous service as Executive Vice President. As she continues into the next chapter of her life, it is with utmost gratitude that we wish her the best with her personal and professional endeavors.
The Colon Club welcomes Liz Harms and Lisa Johnson as our newest Executive Vice Presidents.
Liz Harms was a featured survivor in the 2016 Colondar 2.0 publication. She has served on our board of directors and will be transitioning into an Executive Vice President position.
Lisa Johnson’s story was published in our 2019 On The Rise magazine. She has continued to be an advocate in the colorectal cancer community and will also join us as an Executive Vice President.
Liz was diagnosed with colon cancer while seven months pregnant with her second son. She was only 34 years old. Her story is not just one of body awareness, but one of hope. Since her diagnosis, Liz has become a powerful advocate, volunteering her time with multiple charities to connect young cancer survivors. Her cancer experience has given her insight professionally as a nurse and she shares it with her patients to show them what survivorship could be.
Lisa has overcome much adversity in her life with absolute grace. This lifelong ballerina was only 26 years old when she was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Lisa has always expressed herself through movement and refused to allow her need for an ostomy to change that. She now passionately advocates not only for early onset colorectal cancer awareness, but also against the stigma that she and her fellow ostomates regularly face.
Both Lisa and Liz are giants in the colorectal cancer community, and both are unyielding in their determination to help those that have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Their innate abilities to connect with our community will provide strong support in their work as our newest Executive Vice Presidents.
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About Colorectal Cancer
Colon and rectal cancers (colorectal cancer) make up the second-leading cause of cancer deaths among men and women combined. Each year there are over 130,000 cases and 50,000 deaths. Colorectal cancer is preventable with screening, and 90 percent curable in most cases. One in 20 people will be diagnosed with the disease. Although incidence rates over the past decade have decreased among those age-eligible for screenings, early-onset colorectal cancer (occurrences in those under age 50) are on the rise. Discussions with a doctor about screening and knowledge of signs and symptoms are critical steps for prevention.
About The Colon Club
The Colon Club connects young adults diagnosed with colorectal cancer so they never have to feel alone. Our mission is to educate as many people as possible, specifically young adults, educating them about the risk factors, genetic precursors, and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it is appropriate for them.