Meet the One Million Strong – Jenny R. from Florida

Meet Jenny Jenny Rice, survivor Tampa, FL Jenny’s Story I have not personally been effected by colorectal cancer, but I  have been effected by cancer. Over  21 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I underwent a lumpectomy and then a mastectomy three weeks later.  I did six months of chemotherapy and five years of…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Scott P. from Indiana

Meet Scott Scott Pollack, survivor Indianapolis, IN Scott’s Story In late 2007 I was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer. The year leading up to my diagnosis, I wasn’t feeling quite right and I knew something was wrong, but I didn’t know what. Being that I was 52 years old at the time and had a family history…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Connie Sivert

  My son, David K. Sivert III, passed away on April 26, 2014 after battling colon cancer for three years. He was only 21 years old. The year he was diagnosed he was on his way to college to play football and get his welding degree. We live in a small town but the support he…  Read More

My Best Friend’s Death – Maria’s Tribute to Belle

by Maria Williams, advocate I lost my best friend Belle Piazza a short time ago. As I sit here rereading through the email she sent me regarding her final wishes, I find something I had either forgotten or suppressed. She asked with great clarity to write about her final experience, her death. This is something Belle…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Cheryl A. from Maryland

Meet Cheryl Cheryl Alston, survivor White Plains, MD Cheryl’s Story In 2007, I turned 50 years old and my doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy. My doctor referred me, but I “lost” the referral and did not seek another. About two years later, in 2009, my doctor gave me another referral. I “lost” that one as well.…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Susan B. from Georgia

Meet Susan Susan Baggarly, survivor Milledgeville, GA Susan’s Story In early 2013, I began having rectal pain and some bleeding. I thought that it was related to exercise, so I set up a visit with my gynecologist who ordered medication to treat what we believed to be hemorrhoids or a fissure. When the symptoms didn’t improve a…  Read More