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The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc., established in 2013, is a 501 (c)3 non-profit charity organization based in Sugar Land, Texas. Our mission is to find a cure fo Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) worldwide through awareness, education, and research. Our primary focus is on individuals with sickle hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell trait (SCT), who may be at risk for this rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer. In addition, the foundation offers emotional, spiritual and financial support to individuals diagnosed with RMC, and donate funds annually to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to advance RMC research.

Our vision is to establish partnerships with primary care physicians, urology specialists, oncologist, hospitals, news media, legislators and community based organizations. Collaborative multi-institutional efforts are needed to better understand the biology of RMC. Heightened awareness may potentially enable individuals with SCT to better understand the importance of pursuing early diagnostic testing.

WHAT IS OUR NEXT STEP?

There are many foundations and medical facilities conducting research on breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer, etc., but very little on kidney cancer and specifically RMC.  There is a need to increase awareness in areas with high prevalence of sickle cell trait and other sickle blood disorders. We are advocating for a CHANGE.  It is our desire that individuals with sickle cell trait are informed of the potential risk of RMC.  It would be appropriate for individuals that are trait carriers and have persistent or recurrent renal symptoms to have radiological studies (CT Scan) and a comprehensive urinalysis.  Getting the word out is the greatest gift that I can give to my son.

We must work together to support the researchers, medical professionals, advocates and organizations dedicated to treating and curing this disease. To honor the memory of the loved ones that we have lost or that are fighting for their life, let us drive progress to enhance cancer prevention, detection and treatment.

Together we will emerge stronger and with renewed hope for a better future!!!!

Please share this website with others and like us on Facebook.  We need a village to get on board.

Board of Directors:  Ritchie W Johnson, President/Founder; Marc Johnson, Executive Director; Angela Hawks-Johnson, Director/Secretary

Medical Advisors: Nizar Tannir, MD, FACP, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; Pavlos Msaouel, MD, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

LATEST NEWS

Fish City Grill Fundraiser 2014

The first Tuesday of each month Fish City Grill in Sugar Land Town Center hosts a non-profit 501(c)3 organization by donating 15% of their total sales to the organization of choice. On December 2, 2014, The Chris "CJ" Johnson Foundation was chosen by Fish City Grill for the second year ...
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2nd Annual Golf Tournament

The 2nd Annual Chris Johnson Golf Tournament was held October 27, 2014 at Pecan Grove Country Club in Richmond Texas. We had approximately 25 people to sign up, which was less than the year before, but was still a lot of fun.   A special thank you to our sponsors: ...
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Holly Rae DeLeon Salisbury

Holly Rae DeLeon Salisbury, 31 was called by our heavens above on September 24, 2014 in Lago Vista. She was born on April 28, 1983 to James and Jerri DeLeon of Buda; she was the youngest of three girls.  Her childhood was spent in Buda.  She attended Buda Elementary School ...
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CJ Foundation fights with faith

Beginning our steps to create awareness for kidney cancer, MD Anderson has posted an article in their Fall 2012 issue of Promise newsletter about our foundation.  You may read the article at the following link:FALL 2012 : CJ FOUNDATION FIGHTS WITH FAITH ...
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