Gina Benedetti

Research Advocate

In September, I will be five years out from completing chemotherapy from stage IIIc colorectal cancer. I was diagnosed at 37, shortly after my son was born. I have a passion to advocate and educate on the risk factors for colorectal cancer, and to be a voice for all of the people affected by CRC. I am a first grade teacher at a year-round school in Sonoma County, California. I am married with a five-year-old son, Charlie, who just started kindergarten.

To gain a deeper understanding in the research of CRC, and help guide advancements in research using my own journey and experience with colorectal cancer.

My greatest achievement as a Research Advocate so far is speaking at Call on Congress about my experience as a first time attendee.