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The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc., was established in 2013, by Ritchie Johnson in memory of her son, Chris, who passed away in 2012. This foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit charity organization based in Sugar Land, Texas. The primary focus of the foundation is to identify individuals with sickle hemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell trait (SCT), who may be at risk for renal medullary carcinoma (RMC), a rare and aggressive form of kidney cancer. We offer programs that heighten awareness, educate and promote advocacy to increase public understanding, and ultimately a cure for RMC. Additionally, the foundation donates annually to University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston, Texas to advance RMC research.

Our mission is to be a global community dedicated to creating awareness and alleviating healthcare disparities for individuals diagnosed with RMC through advocacy, education and research. Ultimately, all persons affected with RMC will have equal access to institutions that are leaders in cutting-edge research.

Our vision is to eliminate healthcare disparities and find a cure for renal medullary carcinoma (RMC)

WHAT IS OUR NEXT STEP?

We are advocating for a CHANGE.

There is a need to increase awareness in communities with a high prevalence of sickle cell trait and other sickle blood disorders. We must work together and with support from our state and Congress, we can and should eliminate healthcare disparities. Dr. Nizar Tannir, world-renowned physician at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, eloquently stated, “This under-appreciation of the true prevalence of RMC is an example of healthcare disparity. This is why we need to double our efforts to help the RMC community.”

We must drive processes to end healthcare disparities and to enhance cancer prevention, detection, and treatment programs. The lives of RMC patients matters and they deserve to receive quality care.

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

3rd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk May 21, 2016

The Chris "CJ" Johnson Foundation, Inc will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5K Run/Walk at Sugar Land Memorial Park on May 21, 2016. We are hoping that at least 400 people will come out and support our event as we take to the streets of Sugar Land for the 3rd ...
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Benefit of End-Stage Chemotherapy Is Questioned

It is an excruciating question for cancer patients with a prognosis of only months to live. Should they try another round of chemotherapy? Guidelines for oncologists say no for very sick patients, those who are often bedridden and cannot handle most daily needs themselves. But for patients who are more ...
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Update on the 2nd Annual Keepin’ It Renal 5K Run/Walk

Our 2nd Annual Keepin' It Renal 5K Run/Walk was re-scheduled from May 30th 2015 to June 27th, 2015 due to inclement weather and the rising water of the Brazos River.  Overall we had a successful event with 325 people that either registered for the event or donated to the cause ...
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2nd Annual 5K Run/Walk May 30, 2015

The Chris "CJ" Johnson Foundation, Inc will be hosting the 2nd Annual Keepin' It Renal 5K Walk/Run on May 30th, 2015 at Sugar Land Memorial Park - Large Pavilion which is located at 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land Texas 77479. More details are to follow. Last year was a huge ...
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Christmas Toy Drive 2014

The Chris "CJ" Johnson Foundation,Inc.,  sponsored the Heart of the Kids Social Services for their 4th Annual Toy Drive on December 19, 2014. On behalf of the Board Directors, I would like to thank everyone that participated in our toy drive for their generous donations.  What a blessing it is ...
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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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