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Meet Nicolas Alfaya

October 7, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

We are a happy family that lives in Medellín Colombia: My name is Diana (mother) and my husband is Daniel. Together we have a daughter, Laura (17 years old) and a son, Nicolás (12 years old), and last but not least we have a dog name Candela. We want to share with the world how […]

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Carlos Moran

August 29, 2020 / John Ritchie / media, Our Heroes

Carlos Moran was an elementary school teacher, national Judo Champion, an amazing uncle, son, brother and loving husband to his wife, Charissa. If you knew Carlos or just met him on the street, you would instantly notice that he had a positive outlook on life. He was an incredibly sweet person and loved by so […]

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Unconscious Bias Campaign

August 10, 2020 / John Ritchie / Events, media

Unconscious biases are learned stereotypes that are automatic, unintentional, deeply ingrained, universal, and able to influence behavior When Chris Johnson was formulating his vision for the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc., he did not want to be perceived as a cancer patient, or as a victim, or pitied in any way. He wanted to be […]

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Joyce Garner Tackles RMC With Faith & Determination

July 20, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

Joyce was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) at the age of 43. She lives in North Carolina with her son, DJ and daughter, Nevah. Joyce continues to have a positive outlook on life and is determined to beat this beast called RMC. As she states at the end of her story, “cancer has shown […]

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Feninna-Aikaterini Fights RMC

July 20, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

Written by her Mother, Lois Feninna lives in Volos, Greece with her parents, Marios and Lois and her younger brother, Filippos (Philip in English).  Prior to receiving the cancer diagnosis, Feninna was outgoing, friendly and very much into sports. I can see in her eyes that she is determined to beat this cancer. My girl […]

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RMC Advocacy through the 7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk 2020

June 6, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

This year because of COVID-19, the 7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk was postponed due to the pandemic. We could not let COVID-19 prevent us from our advocacy efforts and decided to have a virtual walk/run on June 6, 2020. Having our event virtually allowed people around the world to participate. For the first time […]

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7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

June 6, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation’s 7th annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk scheduled for March 28, 2020 was postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic. We had to do the right thing and follow the directives of our local and state officials. Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions are at a […]

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7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk Postponed due to Coronavirus

March 17, 2020 / John Ritchie / Events, media

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) knows no borders and has had a profound impact on the world. We, like many of you, are following CDC protocols and carefully following the news. In an effort to ensure the safety of our participants, volunteers, vendors, RMC patients and to comply with the directives of our local, state and federal […]

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Black History Month

February 17, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

Black history is American history, however, observing Black History Month in February gives us a chance to be intentional about learning this particular topic. While it’s wonderful to recognize the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, there are many other connections we can make to the African American community. As African […]

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Nicola Casey Keeps Husband’s Memory Alive!

February 16, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

Our story. Firstly, my husband Ricky Casey – my very own hero. Also a Greater Manchester firefighter! Unfortunately, our story doesn’t have the fairytale ending that we imagined when we met the love of our lives. Ricky asked me to marry him in Spain, September 2017. I was the happiest girl ever. We were busy […]

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