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RMC Connect Support Community

  • February 08, 2020

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 07, 2020

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

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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National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD)

  • October 08, 2019

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 03, 2019

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

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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Mother Turns Pain Into Purpose

  • March 21, 2019

Pain into purpose: Mother who lost adult son to cancer starts awareness foundation POSTED 11:31 AM, MARCH 21, 2019, BY WEB STAFF, UPDATED AT 10:35AM, MARCH 22, 2019 https://cw39.com/2019/03/21/pain-into-purpose-mother-who-lost-adult-son-to-cancer-sickle-cell-starts-awareness-foundation/   Ritchie Johnson, President/Founder Chris Johnson Foundation with Sherron Melton, Achor CW39 and Maria Sotolongo, Meteorologist CW39.

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African Sickle Cell News & World Report

  • November 01, 2018

Ritchie Johnson, President and Founder of Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation was featured in the African Sickle Cell News & World Report, October-December 2018 edition. Please click on the link below to read the articles. Sickle Cell News

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SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL 5K Keepin’ It Renal Run/Walk

  • October 08, 2018

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL KEEPIN’ IT RENAL RUN/WALK ON MARCH 23, 2019 AT SUGAR LAND MEMORIAL PARK. ONLINE REGISTRATION SHOULD BE UP SOON. CREATING RENAL MEDULLARY CARCINOMA AWARENESS This is the main fundraiser for the Chris “CJ” Johnson Foundation, Inc. It is because of our supporters that we are able […]

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Marlene Kravitz Shares Her Story About Losing Her Son To RMC

  • October 03, 2018

Matthew Pennington, Age 37, lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Matthew was diagnosed with RMC in January of 2016 and passed away three months later.  His mother, Marlene has consented to sharing her story with other parents who may be faced with the same or possibly different catastrophic illness such as Cancer. Here is where her […]

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