Created upon the death of founder George Kiel III’s mother Debra Kiel, the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that desires to address colon cancer on multiple fronts through education, public outreach, research and aggressive initiatives.
Colon cancer is rising in young adults and is no longer an old person’s disease; therefore, we place a great focus on prevention and do so by attacking the modifiable risk factors of colon cancer – namely physical inactivity, obesity and diet – by overall encouraging a healthy lifestyle to our target audience – young male and females in between the ages of 18-35. We also, and most importantly, encourage screening for the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, especially those who have reached 50 and above.
Nothing can be done about the non-modifiable risk factors of colorectal cancer, such as heredity and family history, but we believe a steady and direct focus on the behavioral risk factors can assuredly force colon cancer, the third most frequently diagnosed cancer in America, down the list.
“Together, Let’s Kiel* Colon Cancer.”
- Our Story
- Our Amazing Year 1 of KCCF
- KCCF In the News
- George Kiel III – Founder
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