On March 28, 2021, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie was joined by Steve Collis, Michael Sapienza and Joe Frick for a discussion on the #2 cause of cancer death in the US, Colorectal Cancer. Tune in to hear from the people who are making it their life’s work to change that!
Steven H. Collis
Steve Collis is the Chairman, President, and CEO of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, a founding vice chairman of the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer Pennsylvania chapter and serves on the Board of Governors for the American Red Cross.
Michael Sapienza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Previously, he served as President and Founder of The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation from 2010-2015. He was also an integral member of the team that led the effort to merge the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation and the Colon Cancer Alliance, creating the nation’s largest colon cancer-specific nonprofit. In 2017, the Colon Cancer Alliance changed its name to Colorectal Cancer Alliance, embracing the entire colorectal cancer community.
Your Real Champion of the week was Joe Frick! Joe was at the pinnacle of his career as the CEO and President of the leading health insurance company in Southeastern Pennsylvania. When he was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer, his full-time job switched to going through the treatment.
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINKPLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGNfor Colon Cancer Awareness.
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