Written by Virginia Patrizio, Mother I miss my daughter Dana every single day. She gave me unconditional love, she was my best friend, my only child. Dana had a crazy sense of humor and could make anyone smile. She loved video games, old movies, snowmobiling, swimming and taking care of stray animals. Her concern for [...]
The Coalition was thrilled with a terrific first time turnout for the inaugural Chicago Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run and walk and Kids Fun Run. Just over 650 participants joined in the fun, braving warm temperatures, a bit of rain and some gusty wind to help make a difference in the fight against [...]
Trying to navigate the onslaught of news stories about the swine flu epidemic can be confusing for anyone. But for those who are already dealing with a serious illness such as cancer, or for those caring for cancer patients, the information can be even more confusing. Terri Ades, director of cancer information at the American [...]
Written by Tracy Gurneau, daughter My mom Barb Bock was diagnosed with Colon Cancer in 1996 at the age of 48, she went to the doctor with diarrhea for a month and some stomach pains and within a couple days she had a colonoscopy and then abdominal surgery with the removal of part of her [...]
Colon Cancer Coalition President and Founder Kristin Tabor talks about recent successes and future goalson Apr 28th, 2009 | No Comments
Recently Colon Cancer Coalition President and Founder Kristin Tabor sat down for an interview about the success of recent events and the future of the Coalition. You’ve recently had several successful first time events in Lafayette, Raleigh, Chicago and Philadelphia where numbers topped 1600 registered participants. The fifth annual Twin Cities Get Your Rear in [...]
Fran was born on November 1, 1956 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, youngest child of Edward and Jean Clarke. Fran’s Christian life began in Holy Baptism at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church of Plymouth. It was also in that congregation that Fran affirmed her Christian faith on her Confirmation Day, May 24, 1970. Fran went to Armstrong High [...]
At age 50 I was diagnosed at stage 3B colon cancer in May 2008. This, after years of colon issues (that my MD dismissed for 10 years straight!)- I wish I had known then what I know now and I do wish I had understood that a colonoscopy is the ONLY way to rule out colon cancer. Oh how different life would be if we all had those chances to go back and take different paths.....
In an effort to improve colon cancer awareness and education, Rush Health Associates in Chicago has developed an online Colon Cancer Screening Tool. The online survey evaluates key factors such as lifestyle habits and family history to provide an immediate assessment and recommendation for screening. The screening tool is anonymous, easy to use and takes [...]
At least 50% of the Western population develops a colorectal tumor by the age of 70, and about 1 in 10 of these individuals, progress to malignancy. As a result, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and first when smoking-related cancers are excluded (1).
The Twin Cities Get Your Rear In Gear 5K brought out over 4200 participants, 120 teams and predictably cold and rainy skies. In typical Minnesota fashion, the warm spring days leading up to the race teased event organizers into thinking they’d have mother nature on their side. But when race day hit, the mercury took [...]