Lafayette, Louisiana – February 28th: Nearly 500 people gathered at the University of Louisiana Lafayette campus for the 2nd annual 5K event. Over $3,000 in individual and Team donations were collected. Congratulations to our largest Team, the Running Saints; the Top Fundraising Team, the C Word; and our largest Individual Fundraiser, Morgan Fogelman. Top 5K [...]
In addition to the many weight loss and cardiovascular benefits of exercise, a regular fitness routine has also been linked to colon cancer prevention. A recent study by the Washington School of Medicine and Harvard University found that “people who exercised the most were 24 percent less likely to develop the disease than those who [...]
We’ve all read countless news reports about the health benefits of moderate exercise. But what is moderate exercise and how do we make sure that our activity measures up? A recent eMedicineHealth article reported on a study by the American Journal of Preventative Medicine and addressed these questions. The study concluded that exercisers should walk [...]
Written by Kristin Tabor It’s been almost seven years since my sister Susie died of colon cancer, and it’s been almost seven of my hardest years on this earth. Nobody forgets the call of a brother-in-law incapable of talking to tell you someone you love only has days before dying. I remember dropping to the [...]
This is my story, and luckily for me, it is a long story. It begins in 1981 when I was 31 years old. With my husband Joe and my two children, Michael (5) and Helene (3). I had just moved back to Cherry Hill, New Jersey and was settling in with a job, day care, and resuming friendships in the area.
Colorectal cancer advocates from around the country joined together tonight for three days of trainings and strategizing that will culminate in meetings with their Members of Congress on Capitol Hill. Advocates from every corner of the country traveled to Washington, DC, in support of legislation that will create a National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program – [...]
A Get Your Rear In Gear event is the perfect opportunity to set a goal and run your first 5K. But new exercisers often become intimidated by running because they run too fast, too far, too soon. A better plan is start with walk/run intervals.
It all started around Christmas 2006. Shawn started to show signs of being ill. Late one night I drove him to the hospital, the attending physician could not properly diagnose him except to say it was possibly gastritis. After prescribing some antibiotics he sent us home. A month later at the end of January he [...]
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to bring to you the experience of my life. Despite all the difficulties and challenges I have faced, this is a gift within a tragedy. I welcome the chance to influence one person and maybe other lives everywhere someone's mother, someone's sister or someone’s child to create an instant wherein someone realizes that, despite the fact that he or she is not over 50, a colonoscopy is needed and it could save a life.