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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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RMC Connect Support Community

February 8, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

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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7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

February 7, 2020 / John Ritchie / Events, media

RENAL MEDULLARY CARCINOMA (RMC) AWARENESS The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. is hosting their 7th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk on March 28th, 2020 at Sugar Land Memorial Park. (Large Pavilion) The park is located at 15300 University Blvd, Sugar Land, Texas 77479. You may check in starting at 0715. The event will begin promptly […]

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Real Story by Bernard Hsu

January 18, 2020 / John Ritchie / media

Dr. Bernard Hsu, is a very popular You tuber who happened to attend the 2017 Kidney Cancer Association Symposium in Miami. He attended the presentation where Dr. Pavlos Msaouel described the model of how RMC happens. At the time of the presentation, Dr. P. Msaouel was Chief Fellow, Hematology/Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. This […]

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Bardolph J. McConnell III

November 16, 2019 / John Ritchie / media, Our Heroes

Bardolph J. McConnell III Bardolph “Bardy” J. McConnell III passed away November 14, 2019 in Portland. He was 48 years old. Bardy was born on February 22, 1977 to Bardolph J. McConnell Jr. and Mary Graham. Throughout his life he worked for various companies. If you knew Bardy, you knew that he had a huge […]

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National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

October 8, 2019 / John Ritchie / media

We are so excited that renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) is listed with NORD as a rare disease. A special thank you to Dr. Msaouel for writing the report. Please see attached link. https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/renal-medullary-carcinoma/ The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Inc., is listed as a resource on NORD.

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Ritchie Johnson interviews with Voyage Magazine

April 3, 2019 / John Ritchie / media

Meet Ritchie Johnson of Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation in Southwest of Houston A special thank you to the staff at Voyage Houston Magazine for allowing me to share my journey with my son, Chris.  Today we’d like to introduce you to Ritchie Johnson. Ritchie, please share your story with us. How did you get to […]

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Update on the 6th Annual Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

March 23, 2019 / John Ritchie / media

We had a beautiful morning on March 23, 2019 to honor Chris Johnson, Byron Nash, Jerrod Rogers, Shawniece Wilmore, David Anderson, Joshua Seque, Joshua Nolan, Rekita Powell, Conroy Smith, Aniksha Patel, Holly Salisbury, Matthew Pennington, Sandra Prevost, Rahsohn Wali Jr, Dawud Potak-Gibbs, Rhianna Ferguson and so many more that fought a courageous battle with RMC. […]

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