A philanthropic foundation established in honor of Susan Cohan, who succumbed to colon cancer. The Foundation is known in the U.S. as the national voice for sufferers of the disease, and its mission is to drastically diminish the fatalities caused by colon cancer around the world. The hope is that this will be achieved through various initiatives, with a focus on detecting the cancer at an early stage and responding with aggressive treatment.
Initiatives involving the battle against colon cancer that involve:
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (Susie’s Cause) was founded by Susan Cohan and her father in 2004 while Susan was undergoing intensive treatment for the disease. A mother of two young children, Susan received a devastating diagnosis of advanced colon cancer when she was 40 years of age. During her battle with the disease, she became passionate about helping others prevent the disease and finding a cure; this passion was what prompted Susan and her father to start the foundation.