SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Jan. 31, 2018 — Two stage IV colorectal cancer survivors passionate about the mission of Fight Colorectal Cancer have joined the board of directors. Teri Griege, an inspirational speaker and endurance athlete, along with Steve Greene, a Nashville businessman, have both joined the board to offer vision and guidance to Fight CRC.
Griege was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2009 and given a six percent chance of living five or more years. She didn’t only beat the odds of her diagnosis, but she kept training for endurance events. Her greatest triumphs over cancer include finishing the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2011, completing the Six World Major Marathons and competing in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship. Griege co-founded the nonprofit organization Powered by Hope that’s dedicated to empowering those diagnosed with cancer. She travels the country as an inspirational speaker.
“Being diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2009 at age 48, and having my sister diagnosed with stage III colon cancer, has ultimately led to my passion of raising awareness, fundraising for research and educating the public about this cancer that is preventable, treatable and beatable,” said Griege. “I am excited to serve on the board of Fight Colorectal Cancer and help further the vision of victory over colon and rectal cancers.”
Greene was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in 2013 and brings years of experience in strategic wealth management and financial planning to the Fight Colorectal Cancer board of directors. He has been instrumental in introducing the annual One Million Strong Benefit to the Nashville community and is looking forward to offering his perspective as a survivor and seasoned professional to the organization. Greene said:
“After my diagnosis and treatment for stage IV colon cancer, I met Anjee Davis through my nurse navigator. Although I didn’t realize I was ready to join the fight against colorectal cancer, I was. I grew to understand and appreciate the great work Fight CRC does and wanted to make a bigger impact. When I was asked to be on the board, I was honored and humbled. I’m excited and I hope to be part of finding a cure! Until that happens, I want to raise awareness about the importance of getting screened and help those who need resources to battle the disease.”
Griege and Greene join a group of 9 other board members who volunteer their time to provide vision and support: Nancy Roach (founder and board chair); Michael Robertson; Dana Rye; Andrea Kramer; David Wicks; Helene Byrnes; Dr. Indran Indrakrishnan; Constantine Contopoulos; and Ron Doornink.
For more information about the vision and leadership of Fight Colorectal Cancer, visit FightCRC.org