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Mother’s mission to bring awareness to rare kidney cancer

  • June 14, 2021
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  • John Ritchie

After Ritchie Johnson’s son died of a rare cancer, she started The Chris “CJ” Foundation, to honor her son and create awareness for Renal Medullary Carcinoma.

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A Mother’s Love For Her Son

  • March 03, 2021
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  • John Ritchie

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
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  • John Ritchie

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
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  • John Ritchie

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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2021 Virtual Keepin’ It Renal – 5K Fun Run/Walk

  • January 08, 2021
  • Events
  • John Ritchie

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 27, 2021 for the 8th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Global Virtual Run/Walk. The virtual event allows you to complete your 5K anywhere and at your own […]

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7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

  • June 06, 2020
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  • John Ritchie

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
  • Events
  • John Ritchie

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
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  • John Ritchie

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
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  • John Ritchie

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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RMC Connect Support Community

  • February 08, 2020
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  • John Ritchie

Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc. has partnered with Inspire and Kidney Cancer Association to launch the first and only support community specifically for RMC patients and their families. This is a platform where you can connect with others impacted by this aggressive form of kidney cancer. Even if you loss your loved one to RMC, […]

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