By Alpa Patel, PhD, Principal Investigator of the Cancer Prevention Study-3 How often do you see someone battling cancer and wish there was something tangible you could do to make a difference? Did you know that past survey studies have helped us learn a great deal about colon cancer? During the past 50 years, more [...]
In advance of Get Your Rear in Gear – Baton Rouge on Saturday, April 27, The Advocate featured the story of Baton Rouge attorney Warner Delaune and how early screening was key to his recovery from colon cancer. The article also focused on sharing colon cancer facts, event information, and sharing details of how the [...]
In advance of the 2013 Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities event on April 21, the Star Tribune published a story highlighting the importance of colonoscopy in prevention and early detection of colon cancer. The story featured interviews a comments from the Colon Cancer Coalition’s executive director, Anne Carlson, as well as several [...]
We recently received a question from our Facebook community. We thought the question and the answer would be good to share with others who may have similar questions. Q. I am 34 years old, diagnosed with Stage IIIc colon cancer in December 2012. I tested negative for Lynch Syndrome when I was first diagnosed. On [...]
My name is Penne Campbell. I live outside of Memphis, TN, and work for a large hospital system in Memphis. We have three children, and one grandson. I am so fortunate that my 84 and 88-year-old parents are still living. I am the baby of the family with two older brothers. I was always the healthy one in our family - the glue that held everyone together.
When Candice Washilewski and Patti McGrath started Get Your Rear in Gear – Chicago they were very selective as to where the funds raised would go. They wanted the money raised at the event to make the biggest impact possible on their community. At the Chicago 5K Run/Walk this fall, Washilewski and McGrath made a [...]
The Colon Cancer Coalition recently awarded CareFirst, formerly Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, with a grant for $7,450 for its Palliative Care program. The funds were raised by Donna Marrone and Lori Spallone, event coordinators for the June 2012 Get Your Rear In Gear 5K run held in Horseheads, NY. CareFirst is the Southern [...]
My advice for others is don't listen to survival rates or percentages of living to the five year mark, listen to your body. Be positive, have your faith and surround yourself with good people. Tell your family and friends that you love them as much as possible. "This is only a setback to a great comeback"