Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation chairman David Rodman Cohan has died.
Cohan launched the foundation after his daughter, Susan, was diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. The foundation, also known as Susie’s Cause, received its official 501(c)(3) status in January 2005, just months after Susan lost her battle with cancer.
WMAR is a proud Susie's Cause partner, "We have been a Susie's Cause media partner for the last several years and have seen firsthand the great work that David Cohan has done to battle colon cancer," said WMAR General Manager Bill Hooper "He will be missed."
A graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Cohan began as a law clerk at the Court of Appeals of Maryland. He became a partner at the Weinberg & Green law firm before leaving to form his own firm, Cohan & West, P.C.
He served as the volunteer president of Susie’s Cause from its inception. Last year, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) awarded him the coveted David Jagelman Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer, honoring the foundation for its role in increasing colon cancer screenings nationwide.
“The employees and board of directors of Susie’s Cause are committed to fulfilling the mission of Susie’s Cause,” the foundation said. “Thanks to David’s stewardship, we are confident Susie’s Cause will experience continued success, as we work tirelessly to advocate for public awareness about colon cancer, promote the importance of regular screenings, and raise money to fund groundbreaking research and clinical trials.”
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