Michael’s Mission and Colorectal Cancer Alliance Partner to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in NY, NJ and CT
Michael’s Mission co-founder Scott Soussa will also join the Colorectal Cancer Alliance board of directors
WASHINGTON, DC, USA, March 11, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Michael’s Mission, a New York-based nonprofit co-founded by Scott Soussa, Shana Auerbach and Allyson Ocean, MD, and the national association at nonprofit Colorectal Cancer Alliance (Alliance) today announced a partnership to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
Together, these states will have approximately 14,750 new colorectal cases and 4,520 deaths in 2022. The partnership will use targeted marketing and screening navigation to increase screening in the tri-state area.
Soussa, an investment management business leader from Rye, New York, was also elected to serve on the Alliance’s board of directors, effective March 11, 2022.
“We are thrilled that Michael’s Mission and the Alliance are partnering to protect and save lives in the tri-state area through testing,” said Michael Sapienza, CEO of the Alliance. “As a member of our Board of Directors, Scott’s personal connection to this disease, his prior involvement in a non-profit organization and his business acumen will benefit the thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and members. of the family we serve.”
Michael’s Mission was formed by Soussa and others to honor and remember his brother, Michael Soussa, by providing assistance to patients and families facing a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Michael Soussa has died aged 33 after nearly three and a half years of continuous treatment for colorectal cancer.
“My brother’s passing has devastated our family, her fiancé and her friends,” Soussa said. “Joining and joining the Alliance is the next step in my lifelong commitment to supporting others facing this terrible disease. The Alliance has an incredible opportunity to make great strides against colorectal cancer, and I am honored to be part of it.
Screening, which should begin at age 45 or earlier as directed by a healthcare provider, is the #1 way to prevent colorectal cancer – the second deadliest cancer in men and women combined with United States
About the Colorectal Cancer Alliance
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to ending colorectal cancer. Together with our nation of passionate allies, we diligently support the needs of patients and families, caregivers and survivors; eagerly raise awareness of preventive screening; and continually strive to fund critical research. As allies in the fight, we are fiercely determined to end colorectal cancer in our lifetime. For more information, visit ccalliance.org.
About Michael’s Mission
Michael’s mission focuses on improving the quality of life and treatment options for people with colorectal cancer through education, research and patient support. Michael’s Mission is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Funds raised go towards patient care and support and research initiatives led by a Medical Advisory Board of renowned physicians.