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Renal Medullary Carcinoma Awareness By Tina Hayward-White

  • October 09, 2022
  • media
  • John Ritchie

Cancer research and treatment development are not just about pink ribbons and multi-million dollar nonprofits. There are many types of cancer that are still unknown, even to physicians. 10 years ago, Chris Johnson passed away from Renal Medullary Carcinoma (RMC). At the time, RMC was virtually unknown. There was no research being conducted. There were […]

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Meet Curtis Threat: New Board Member

  • October 01, 2022
  • media
  • John Ritchie

The Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation Board Members welcome Curtis H. Threat to our board. Curtis was supportive of the Johnson Family from the time Chris was diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma (RMC) in 2011.

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Announcement – Rex Everett – Board Member

  • September 06, 2022
  • media
  • John Ritchie

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
  • media
  • John Ritchie

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

  • October 21, 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 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
  • media
  • John Ritchie

    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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Mother’s mission to bring awareness to rare kidney cancer

  • June 14, 2021
  • media
  • 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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High Intensity Exercise- A Factor For Renal Medullary Carcinoma

  • April 04, 2021
  • media
  • John Ritchie

    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 03, 2021
  • media
  • 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
  • media
  • 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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