Changing the Colon Cancer Conversation

How is Alive and Kickn changing the colon cancer conversation?

colon cancer conversationAlive and Kickn is an organization committed to changing many things about the colon cancer conversation. They are bringing awareness to a younger crowd using athletic events. David Dubin, founder of Alive and Kickn, wants people to be more comfortable talking about colon cancer. He wants change the way people talk about the disease. Many people don’t know when they should start being tested. Spreading awareness can help save lives and reduce suffering.

David was diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 29. He has survived colon cancer twice now. He founded Alive and Kickn to spread knowledge about colon cancer to people under 50. This age group has largely been left out of the colon cancer conversation. David is starting to change that.

David has a genetic condition known as Lynch Syndrome. Those with this disease have an increased risk for many types of cancers, particularly colorectal cancers. It is not unusual for people with Lynch Syndrome to develop cancer at an early age. David is a two three time cancer survivor, he has also survived kidney cancer, and is set on trying to make other patient’s path easier than his was.

David Dubin: I think that Alive and Kickn is changing the conversation in part because we are having the conversation. I was the young cancer survivor at 29, I was the multiple cancer survivor at 40 and then the whole genetic component at 42 or so. You know, I have been through the wringer and I tell a good story and people can relate to it. Obviously, I throw in a whole lot of humor in the middle of it. You know, it is hard to tell that I have been through what I have, I don’t look like that would be the stereotypical cancer survivor.

David Dubin

David Dubin

David Dubin is a three time colon cancer survivor and founder of Alive and Kickn, a foundation for colon cancer and genetic colon cancer. The foundation uses soccer games as a method awareness and fundraising.


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