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#130 Colon Cancer Awareness - Eric Hargis, CEO Colon Cancer Alliance

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Today, we will break from our usual discussion on education and try to save some lives! Colorectal Cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer. It doesn't have to be. CRC is preventable and treatable if caught in time. We just need to convince more people to get screened.

Mr. Eric Hargis joined the Colon Cancer Alliance as CEO in January 2014.  Hargis has more than 35 years of relevant leadership experience in national health organizations and has a proven track record of supporting these entities through strategic growth. Hargis has a proven track record of being a transformational leader.  Nationally, he has successfully led the development of numerous programs, partnerships, events and fundraising initiatives.

Daily, Hargis beats the drum that colon cancer is largely preventable and a unique cancer that we can actually do something about.  His passionate approach is intentionally driving the mission of the Colon Cancer Alliance to the forefront of a national health movement.  He is active in FDA committee hearings advocating for innovations in screening, meeting with congressional representatives to provide supportive insight and securing national corporate partnerships. 

Hargis graduated with a degree from the University of San Diego.  He lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

The Colon Cancer Alliance’s mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. This mission is being accomplished by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality patient support services. Learn more at ccalliance.org.

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