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Renal Medullary Carcinoma Awareness By Tina Hayward-White

  • October 09, 2022

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

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

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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10th Chris CJ Johnson Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Gala & 50th Heavenly Birthday Celebration for CJ.

  • September 02, 2022

  This November marks 10 years that the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation has been in existence and if Chris was still here with us, he would be 50 years old. With that being said, we are having a gala to celebrate our milestone as a foundation and of course the man behind the existence of […]

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A Successful 2022 Keepin’ It Renal Global Run/Walk

  • March 28, 2022

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

 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

  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

    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

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

    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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