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Susie's Story
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation was formed in Susie's honor. Her vision was that no other family would experience the pain that her family endured.

David Rodman Cohan
In Memoriam

It is with great sorrow that the board of directors of the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc. announces the death of our chairman and dear friend, David Rodman Cohan.

David was a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, beginning his professional career as a law clerk to Judge Hall Hammond of the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He joined the law firm of Weinberg & Green, where he became a partner, before leaving to form his own firm, today known as Cohan & West, P.C. David specialized in complex business litigation and corporate transactions and was admitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.

In 2002, David’s daughter Susan, the mother of two children ages 5 and 7, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer and told she had 30 days to live. Susan fought courageously for the next two years, during which time she and her father founded the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (“Susie’s Cause”). The foundation received its official 501(c)(3) status in January 2005, just months after Susan had lost her battle against colon cancer.

David served as the volunteer president of Susie’s Cause from the beginning, devoting an increasing amount of time to the charity as it became national in scope. In 2016, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) awarded him its coveted David Jagelman Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer. In bestowing this honor, the ASCRS praised Susie’s Cause’s innovative outreach programs and their role in leading to significant increases in colon cancer screenings throughout the nation.

The employees and board of directors of Susie’s Cause are committed to fulfilling the mission of Susie’s Cause. Thanks to David’s stewardship, we are confident Susie’s Cause will experience continued success, as we work tirelessly to advocate for public awareness about colon cancer, promote the importance of regular screenings, and raise money to fund groundbreaking research and clinical trials.


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Free Baltimore Outreach Health Festival
Saturday, March 10, 2018, noon to 4 p.m.
For the fifth year in a row, we will be marking National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with our Free Baltimore Outreach Health Festival at Mondawmin Mall. We look forward to seeing you then!
The Susie's Cause affiliate in North Carolina is holding their Seventh Annual Blue Ribbon Run to raise awareness and support colon cancer research. The 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be held on Saturday, March 31, 2018 in Wilmington NC. This annual event is a great way to support the Foundation and have a good time too!
Fund Our Health Festivals in 2018!
In the past two years, our free outreach health festivals have reached 32,371 people nationwide with information and resources about colorectal cancer screening and prevention. Donate to our year-end Festival Fund and help us continue our work in 2018!
If you had an extra $57 in your pocket, what would you do with it? For Jack Bohn, a second-grader in Baltimore, the answer was easy.
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2nd Annual Free "DMV" Outreach Health Festival
An estimated crowd of 1,379 people attended our 2nd Annual Free "DMV" Outreach Health Festival on Saturday, November 11, at Beltway Plaza Mall in Greenbelt, Maryland. Heartfelt thanks to our festival partners at Adventist HealthCare and Doctors Community Hospital and to all the other participating agencies and groups for making our final festival of 2017 a great day of colorectal cancer and overall health and wellness awareness and education.
2nd Annual Free Hayward Outreach Health Festival
Held Saturday, October 21, at Southland Mall in Hayward, California, our 2nd Annual Susie's Cause Free Hayward Outreach Health Festival presented an estimated 1,956 people with free health screenings, colorectal cancer education and resources, face painting, live entertainment, and more.
2nd Annual Free Philadelphia Outreach Health Festival
An estimated 1,275 visitors joined us at our 2nd Annual Free Philadelphia Outreach Health Festival downtown at Thomas Paine Plaza on Saturday, October 7. Heartfelt thanks to our phenomenal festival co-hosts at Drexel Medicine, our sponsors Bayer and Lilly Oncology, and all the other agencies and groups that attended.
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