Prevent Colorectal Cancer

Surviving Colon Cancer was created by Grace Shafir, a colon cancer survivor. She was so grateful for a second chance at life, and specifically to the University of Miami and Donna Shalala for saving her life, that she wanted to find a way to give back and help others. Grace felt strongly that she needed to raise awareness that colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in the US and that it is preventable with routine screenings. Thus, Surviving Colon Cancer was born and soon her message and the message of countless survivors will be shared when it premiers on PBS November 8, 2012.


Media Coverage

TV Documentary on Colon Cancer Shares South Floridians’ Stories
Sun Sentinel, November 7, 2012


Colon Cancer Survivors Tell Their Stories in Film
Miami Herald, November 6, 2012

About the Film

The film goes behind the scenes to uncover the reality and impact of this preventable disease. Hosted by Donna Shalala, music by Charlie Kelley, produced and directed by Grace Shafir.

The Filmmaker

Grace Shafir is the producer and director of Surviving Colon Cancer and a survivor. She was so grateful for life that she decided to make this documentary to help others.