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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.
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On Saturday, October 1, we'll be out in Los Angeles for the the seventh stop on our 10-city outreach health festival tour. Held in conjunction with Dr. Jacques Van Dam and Keck Medicine of USC, the Susie's Cause Free Los Angeles Outreach Health Festival will take place from noon to 4 p.m. at Westfield Santa Anita mall in Arcadia. Once again we'll be providing the local community a free day of overall health education—with a particular emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and prevention—alongside live performances from area arts groups and entertainers. Check out our festival flier or Facebook event page for more details and updates!
Registration is now open for the 12th Annual Susie's Cause 5K Run and Family Walk on Sunday October 30, 2016. See our registration page for all the details. Get your team together now and start fundraising for Susie's Cause! Be sure and register before October 1, 2016 and get the Early Bird Discount!
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.
Susie’s Cause set out in 2016 with a far-sweeping, ambitious goal: to provide colon cancer education across the country in the underserved communities—in which colon cancer diagnoses and deaths occur at an alarmingly high rate—of 10 major cities. We wanted our visits to these communities to follow the model of our annual Baltimore Health Festival, which we put on for the first time in 2014: a free day of overall health education, with a particular focus on colon cancer screening and prevention, along with entertainment, fun, and food for the entire family.
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5th Annual Charlotte Bohn Charm City Strongwoman Memorial Contest
Organized and hosted by FiveX3 Training, this annual Susie’s Cause fundraiser—held on Sunday, September 11, outside the gym’s Harbor East location in downtown Baltimore—raised more than $15,000! Owner Emily Socolinsky and crew ran a smooth, entertaining contest, and the support and camaraderie among the contestants, volunteers, and fans was strong, maybe the strongest part of the day. Okay, so the women lifting ridiculously heavy weights was really the strongest part of the day, but you get what we’re saying! Photographer Kate Frese is running a print sale of the photos she took at the contest, with part of the proceeds benefitting Susie’s Cause. Check out her photos here >. Email her at
Philadelphia Outreach Health Festival:
“Cool” Time on a Hot Day!
The Susie’s Cause Free Philadelphia Outreach Health Festival, held Saturday, September 10, was a “cool” time on a sweltering day! Nearly 400 attendees beat the heat and joined us at the Columbia North YMCA gymnasium in North Philadelphia between noon and 4 p.m. Our festival co-host Drexel Medicine was out in full force, providing colorectal cancer education; free blood pressure, glucose, and glaucoma screenings; a nutritionist offering body mass index (BMI) checks and informal counseling; breast health information; information on art, dance, and music therapy; and great giveaways.
Indianapolis Outreach Health Festival: Spreading Love in the Land of Lilly!
Another city, another great outreach health festival! Our Susie’s Cause Free Indianapolis Outreach Health Festival, held Saturday, August 20, at Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis was a smash hit! Our indispensable hospital partner Eskenazi Health brought its Mobile Clinic to conduct free blood pressure, glucose, and cholesterol screenings for festival-goers, nearly 1,000 of whom stopped by the festival between noon and 4 p.m.! An Eskenazi dietitian was also on hand to discuss healthy food choices with attendees and pass out healthy snacks.
Michigan Outreach Health Festival: Hail, Troy!
Susie’s Cause teamed up with Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system, to provide the local community of Troy, Mich., a free day of overall health education, with a particular emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and prevention, alongside live performances from area arts groups and entertainers, on Saturday, Aug. 6. Over 1100 people attended the festival which is specifically designed to provide colon cancer education to underserved communities, in which colon cancer diagnoses and deaths occur at an alarmingly high rate, with disproportionate screening suspected to be at least partly to blame. Thanks to sustaining sponsor Lilly Oncology for continuing support as we take these health festivals across the country.
Bluegrass-Folk Festival '16
Susie’s Cause presented our second Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, July 30, 2016. This Festival held at the picturesque Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland was a joyous celebration of Folk and Bluegrass performances. Special thanks to sustaining sponsor Lilly Oncology and all our sponsors and volunteers for their generous support. Read all about the exciting performances in this article from Bluegrass Today.

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