August 6, 2008
Colon Cancer Alliance Welcomes Experienced Cancer Advocate to its Team
WASHINGTON, D.C. / August 6, 2008 -- The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is pleased to announce that Jasmine Thomas Greenamyer has joined the CCA team as Director of Community Engagement and will play a key role in the continued growth and success of the Alliance.
“Patients and caregivers have a unique passion around, and insight into, fighting colorectal cancer—the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States," said Tim Turnham, CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance. “Jasmine's experience in developing and implementing national programs makes her the ideal fit to support and direct our growing network of volunteers who have been personally touched by this disease."
At CCA, Greenamyer will oversee the expansion of the more than 100 volunteer groups nationwide who advocate for colorectal cancer support in their communities and engage in fundraising activities on behalf of the organization. Drawing on her past experience in developing and implementing national programs, she will recruit, train and support CCA volunteers, allowing the program to grow in size and sophistication.
Greenamyer comes to CCA with over eight years of experience in project management and national program leadership and development. Before joining CCA, she was the Director of Communications for the Prevent Cancer Foundation in Alexandria, VA where she was responsible for the state-level Dialogue for Action programs. During her career, she worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute for Drug Abuse, and the National Institute for Health to develop educational programs, conferences and materials.
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The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer. In order to increase rates of screening and survivorship, CCA provides patient support, education, research and advocacy across North America.
As the Voice of Survivors, CCA works as an advocate for colorectal cancer patients and their families. CCA offers information and support from the first-hand experience of survivors and others whose lives have been touched by this disease.
Today, CCA has over 37,000 members. Our help line receives an average of 700 calls monthly, and our support networks have assisted over 150,000 people. The growth and success of the organization is due in large part to caring volunteers who devote considerable time, skill and energy to achieving CCA's vision.