Speakers » Michael Sapienza

CEO, Colon Cancer Alliance

Michael Sapienza, Chief Executive Officer of The Colon Cancer Alliance, lost his mother to the disease in May of 2009 and served as President and Founder of The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation from 2010-2015. He has turned his profound grief into action, inspiring and challenging the colorectal cancer community, family, friends and professional associates to follow his lead and dedicate themselves to this cause and the Colon Cancer Alliance mission. Michael was an integral member of the team that lead the effort to merge the Colon Cancer Alliance and the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation creating the nation\’s largest colon cancer specific nonprofit. Michael is a member of The Ruesch Center for the Cure of GI Cancer\’s Advisory board at Georgetown University. In 2014, Michael received three prestigious industry awards; the David Jagelman, MD Award for advocacy in Colorectal Cancer Awareness by the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the Public Service Award from the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, and the Champion Award from Preventing Colorectal Cancer. He regularly appears on TV and radio programs throughout the United States to promote the importance of increased funding for colorectal cancer research and early detection. Michael holds degrees from both Northwestern University and Rice University and currently resides in the District of Columbia.



May 17, 2017
8:00 am - 6:00 pm ET


150 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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