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Say hello to Josh Hicks, who recently joined the Colon Cancer Alliance as our new Gift Entry Associate! Josh came to Washington, DC all the way from Florida, where he was born, raised and attended college. Help us welcome him, and his two adorable dachshunds, to the family!

What excites you most about joining the Colon Cancer Alliance?

I love working for non-profits! The work we’re doing to raise awareness and teach prevention about this devastating cancer makes me come to work every morning with a smile on my face. Any amount of support I can provide to such a great organization excites me.

What are your top three favorite things to do in Washington, DC? 

  1. I love playing sports (tennis, golf, etc.) in and around the DC area. I also love hiking outside of DC with my pups.
  2. I enjoy hanging out with friends at the local pubs around town.
  3. Eating! There are some great restaurants around town—I try to go to a new one every two weeks or so.

If you had to watch one movie repeatedly for 24 hours, what would it be?

I would say “The Devil Wears Prada” because I love Meryl Streep—I’m a big fan. Another would be “Finding Neverland” because you can never have enough of Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet. They are brilliant.

Coffee or tea?

Caffeine doesn’t really affect me, but if I had to choose, I would probably go with tea. Since I’m from the south, I love sweet tea. But I like to try different brands of tea and have even had Turkish green tea.

Tell us a little about your dachshunds?

Josh's Dogs

Their names are Dexter and Dirk. We’ve had Dexter since he was four weeks old and we adopted Dirk when he was three years old (about two and a half years ago). We adopted Dirk as a friend for Dexter to hang out with when we aren’t home. Dexter won the 2012 Wiener 500 Race in DC and Dirk finished third place at last year’s race. They love to play ball and if you have treats on you, they’ll let you know (in case you need reminding). You can follow them on twitter at @dexterdc and @dirkdox.

Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help. 


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