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We’re happy to introduce you to Kara Kwart, the newest member of our Colon Cancer Alliance family! Kara is joining is as the Marketing & Communications Intern and we’re thrilled to have her help with social media, special events and more.

What excites you most about your role at the Colon Cancer Alliance?

From my first walk around the office, I could tell the Colon Cancer Alliance is an atmosphere of family, fun and inspiration made up of people who are making big differences in the lives of so many.  I could not be more excited and honored to join such an amazing group of people with such passion for what they do.  As the Marketing & Communications Intern, I look forward to giving my all to creating and enhancing ways to best reach the community of those affected by colon cancer.  As a marketing major at the University of Maryland, I am most excited to merge my passions for service and creativity while learning hands-on what it takes to promote a cause.

What is your favorite social media channel and why?

Ever since I was little, I have always been the kind of person who was fascinated by finding new uses for everyday items.  Whether that meant engineering forts made of linens on the stairs, constructing mini houses out of clementine boxes or fashioning hats from coffee filters, the chance to innovate motivated me.  Understandably, I now find myself searching for DIY videos on YouTube when I need some extra inspiration.  It amazes me how creative people can be by turning typical items into unique, functional works of art.

Check out our store and let us know what your favorite item is!

 The Colon Cancer Alliance is doing great things and what better way to show support than to wear it?  I personally love the Live Brave Hoodie. (This was a hard choice, considering all of the clever phrases and array of styles!)

If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring with you?

Though being on a desert island would be incredibly frightening, it would also be incredibly entertaining!  Essentials are important, so I would want to make sure I brought some seeds so I could sustain myself with food while also entertaining myself by caring for the sprouting plants. While waiting for them to grow, I would hope I had brought some hiking shoes in order to explore the island. After a full day of discovery to find a hidden treasure, I would make sure to bring an inflatable pool raft so that I could relax in the water gazing up at the bright night sky!

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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