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Expanding Patient Support through COLONTOWN

We are excited to launch a collaborative relationship with COLONTOWN®, a patient-led online community dedicated to patient, survivor, and caregiver support. This relationship will help broaden both organization’s reach to help better provide resources to the colorectal cancer patient and caregiver community.  

(l-r) Dennis Arrivillaga (caregiver), Diane Bendtsen (colorectal cancer survivor), and Barbara Waters (colorectal cancer survivor), all leaders in COLONTOWN, meet in the photo booth at Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities in September 2017.

As a part of the combined efforts, each of the Colon Cancer Coalition’s 2018 Get Your Rear in Gear® and Tour de Tush® events will be shared within the COLONTOWN community. Members of COLONTOWN will be invited to attend these events, share their personal stories, and educate others in the colorectal cancer community about the COLONTOWN online support community.

“We are excited to enter into this collaborative relationship with COLONTOWN and develop a deeper relationship with an organization who understands the value of working together. Working smarter not harder to make a bigger impact,” says Anne Carlson, executive director of the Colon Cancer Coalition. “By working with COLONTOWN as our go-to resource for patient support, it allows us focus our attention on providing access to screening and early detection for this preventable cancer.”

“COLONTOWN’s community of patients and caregivers are passionate about helping others with shared experiences. By working with the Colon Cancer Coalition, we look forward to giving COLONTOWN members the opportunity to connect at events and expand our community,” adds Erika Brown, PALTOWN’s founding CEO. “COLONTOWN is member-led, allowing individuals to connect in online communities organized around specific needs. Through this collaboration with the Colon Cancer Coalition, we look forward to introducing COLONTOWN to more patients who are seeking their own disease peer groups.”

To learn more about COLONTOWN or to join the online community, visit COLONTOWN is supported by the PALTOWN Development Foundation.

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