Speaker Bios


Michael Sapienza, Executive Director and Founder of Chris4life Colon Cancer Foundation *

After losing his mother to colon cancer in May of 2009, Mr. Sapienza decided to dedicate himself to this cause by founding the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation. Under his leadership, Chris4life has become one of the nation’s leading colorectal cancer foundations, raising nearly $1 million in under two years. Mr. Sapienza has lead efforts to start research funds through Chris4Life at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and has started the Chris4Life Fund, which in six months has helped more than 200 colorectal patients nationwide.


* Ruesch Center Advocacy Board Member