Tina Kiser was a devoted wife, loving mother, active community member and a strong fighter. Although Tina was diagnosed with end-stage colon cancer in 2004, she was driven to raise awareness about this deadly disease. She was an active coalition member who traveled to Columbus and Washington D.C. on multiple occasions to lobby for colonoscopy screening legislation to save others from her same plight.
In December 2008, Tina Kiser lost her courageous four-year battle against colon cancer. Her strength and desire to educate others about colon cancer inspired the Colorectal Task Force to rename itself the Tina Kiser Colorectal Cancer Coalition as a memorial tribute.
“It’s an honor having the colon coalition named after Tina. Having her name associated with such a wonderful group would make her proud. Her own struggle fueled her passion for your cause. She always believed great things could be accomplished by a small group that are caring and hard working. Thank you for bestowing this honor on Tina.”
- Rod Kiser, Tina’s Husband