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About Colon Cancer Alliance

The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), founded in 1999, is a national patient advocacy organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer (CRC). CCA is the official patient support partner of Katie Couric's National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance. Made up of colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and people with a genetic predisposition to CRC, CCA is committed to ending the suffering caused by colorectal cancer through patient support, education, research and advocacy. The organization provides educational information free of charge to the public in an ongoing effort to educate men and women of all ages of the importance of early detection and screening. The Colon Cancer Alliance is working to focus more private and public research funding on colorectal cancer and to pass legislation ensuring access to screening. CCA is also working to ensure that more clinical trials are available for those who want them.

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About Lotsa Helping Hands

Lotsa Helping Hands was created to support family caregivers and volunteers by empowering their circles of community who are eager to help those in need.

Our mission is to provide the communication resources facilitating a world where caregivers feel empowered to ask for help, and in so doing, improve their own health and quality-of-life; volunteers can become part of the solution when family, friends, neighbors or colleagues are in need of help, and community becomes a recognized way to find meaning in both giving and receiving.

Our Story

We created Lotsa Helping Hands after witnessing four years of awe-inspiring community support and response to a family member’s serious medical crisis. Seeing how earnestly friends wanted to help, and juggling the difficulty of organizing their assistance, we designed Lotsa Helping Hands with the understanding of how to bring together a variety of social circles and what a resulting community like this would need. Lotsa Helping Hands is easy to use and requires no training for either the Coordinator who creates the community or the members who participate.

Our Commitment to Philanthropy

Because Lotsa Helping Hands was inspired by the outpouring of support during our own caregiving experiences, we have a strong commitment to giving back, ourselves. We support the nonprofit sector and align with national organizations who offer our service to their members and constituents. We donate pro bono expertise and financial resources to the nonprofit organizations we serve.

What to Do Next

Choose a coordination service that might be right for you and your circles of community. Learn more about how it works or create your own community today.

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