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Announcement – Rex Everett – Board Member

September 6, 2022 / John Ritchie / media

The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of our newest board member, Rex Everett. Rex M. Everett is a strategic growth accelerator and steward for humanity, with four decades of executive experience in the health care industry. A natural problem-solver who meets challenges head on. Rex is adept at cultivating relationships, […]

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A Successful 2022 Keepin’ It Renal Global Run/Walk

March 28, 2022 / John Ritchie / media

The Chris “CJ Johnson sends a huge thank you to our sponsors. You played an integral part in the success of our 2022 9th Annual Global Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk. In addition to the list above: Bronze sponsors: Drs. John & Camille Boon (Boon Urology), Marcel & Cydnee Threat, Corporate Patron: Jarel Threat. Special thank […]

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Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation 2021 Annual Report

January 10, 2022 / John Ritchie / Uncategorized

 2021 Annual Report Our Vision: To eliminate healthcare disparities and find a cure for renal medullary carcinoma (RMC). Our Mission: to be a global community dedicated to creating awareness and alleviating healthcare disparities for patients diagnosed with RMC through advocacy, education, and research Since the foundation was established in 2012, our focus continues in the […]

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2022 Virtual Keepin’ It Renal – 5K Fun Run/Walk

October 21, 2021 / John Ritchie / Events, media

  We are inviting all runners and walkers around the world to join the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. (United States) and Ricky Casey Trust Foundation (United Kingdom) on March 26, 2022 for the 9th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Global Virtual Run/Walk. The virtual event allows you to complete your 5K anywhere and at your […]

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Captain Andre Snead’s Journey With RMC Give Others Hope

September 30, 2021 / John Ritchie / media

    My name is Andre Snead. I am a 35-year-old male who serves as a Captain in the US Army. I would like to share my journey with how Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC) impacted my life. I first started showing symptoms in December 2018 with flank pain and hematuria (blood in urine), which the doctors […]

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High Intensity Exercise- A Factor For Renal Medullary Carcinoma

April 4, 2021 / John Ritchie / media

    D.D. Shapiro, M. Soeung, +22 authors P. Msaouel Published an article in medRxiv 2021 that renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) predominantly occurs in individuals with sickle cell trait (SCT). We found that patients with RMC more frequently participated in high-intensity exercise than matched controls, and renal medullary hypoxia significantly increased predominantly in the right […]

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A Mother’s Love For Her Son

March 3, 2021 / John Ritchie / media

March 11, 2019, I had the pleasure of speaking to Jalana Wheeler. She was a mother of one son and was desperately seeking answers regarding renal medullary carcinoma (RMC).  Caleb was just 9 years old when he was diagnosed with this rare, aggressive and often fatal form of kidney cancer. Jalana was a mother on […]

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Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc. 2020 Annual Report

February 20, 2021 / John Ritchie / media

Our Vision: To eliminate healthcare disparities and find a cure for renal medullary carcinoma (RMC). Our Mission: to be a global community dedicated to creating awareness and alleviating healthcare disparities for patients diagnosed with RMC through advocacy, education and research Since the foundation was established in 2013, our focus continues in the following areas: Advocacy, […]

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Rare Kidney Cancers: Renal Medullary Carcinoma

January 18, 2021 / John Ritchie / media

Pavlos Msaouel, MD, PHD is Assistant Professor at UT MD Anderson Cancer Center located in Houston, Texas. He has worked tirelessly in researching and understanding renal medullary carcinoma (RMC). He is known worldwide as one of the most experienced physicians in treating patients diagnosed with RMC. He presented a seminar on Rare Kidney Cancers January […]

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