Advocate's Blog

Meet Laura

Meet Laura

Dr. Laura Porter is a stage IV colon cancer survivor and has worked as a patient advocate in a variety of roles, including research advocacy, grant reviews, as a Medical Advisor for advocacy organizations, educational support, support groups, one-on-one support, and...

Meet John

Meet John

  I am a bowel cancer survivor.  I was born in the Cambridgeshire Fens in the East of England, I went to school in the  Midlands, and I am a Business  graduate from Coventry University. I now live near Harrogate in rural North Yorkshire, UK. I had a career in...

Meet Lee

Meet Lee

Lee was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer in March 2004, and since undergoing several rounds of chemotherapy and a liver resection in July 2006 has been cancer free. Lee has a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Finance and had a successful executive career in...

Meet Marielle

Meet Marielle

Marielle was diagnosed with young onset Stage III colon cancer in June 2017. After completing numerous rounds of chemotherapy is now cancer free. She holds a BA Spanish and an MHA in Healthcare Administration and has worked in the healthcare field for 13 years.  At...

Meet Carlos

Meet Carlos

He received a degree in Psychology and Pedagogy by Complutense University of Madrid and a doctorate in Education by the University of Barcelona. He worked in a public Social Service Institute as a psychologist from 1976 to 1999. Since 2000, he has been working as an...

Meet Barry

Meet Barry

Barry sits on the Board of Directors of several corporations, not-for-profit organizations and foundations including Colorectal Cancer Canada, Donald Berman Foundation, Exactis Innovation, Tikva Children’s Foundation and Anzie Accessories & Design Inc.  He is a...

Meet Candace

Meet Candace

Candace is an accomplished Foundation Executive Director with significant experience in community outreach and patient education. Superior record of successful community service and engagement. Candace is a 14-year colon cancer survivor who works to help other cancer...

Meet Anita

Meet Anita

Anita Mitchell Isler was diagnosed with IV colorectal cancer at 41 years old. After learning more about her disease and family history she was determined to try to save others from this mostly preventable disease.    Her advocacy started at her children’s school,...