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Meet the One Million Strong – Ruth R. from North Carolina

Meet the One Million Strong – Ruth R. from North Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET RUTH Ruth Roberts , Survivor Thomasville. NC RUTH’S STORY On December 2, I had a colonoscopy, then on December 12, I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. The doctor decided to take action right away and on December 17, I had a foot of my colon removed and I am still going through recovery. Cancer is a life changing event for family, friends and loved ones. Stay strong, be positive and most of all, don’t take life to serious and enjoy what makes you happiest. For me, my happy places are the beach

Meet the One Million Strong – Stephanie B. from Tennessee

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEPHANIE Stephanie Bertels, Advocate/Family Johnson City, Tennessee STEPHANIE’S STORY On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.  On June 19, 2010, my daughter’s second birthday, we were told that there was nothing more that could be done to save my mom.  After she began experiencing serious delusions and hallucinations, my dad, my older sister, and I were forced to place my then-48-year-old mother in a nursing home, where she died three weeks later on September 15, 2010. This was a time in our lives

KC CURBSIDE GLASS FUNDRAISER

On a daily basis, we have advocates team up with us to spread awareness and advocate in the fight against colorectal cancer, a preventable disease that takes an estimated 50,000 lives annually. The selflessness and dedication shown by these advocates is astonishing. On their own watch and time, they go to the Hill and talk to legislation in hopes to help change policy, set up and host fundraisers, and then get on social media to share their hunger for ending the battle against colorectal cancer. Recently, a company out of Kansas City, Mo., KC Curbside Glass, started selling T-shirts to help bring awareness on behalf of their friend, Patsy, and

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Meet the One Million Strong – Melody M – from Missouri

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MELODY  Melody Manning-Williams, FamilyCrystal City, MO MELODY’S STORY My beautiful husband, LaMont, was diagnosed with colon cancer in February 2008, when he was only 24-years-old. Unfortunately, he passed away at 26-years-old. Let me share a little bit of his history with you; one month prior to his diagnosis in February, he suffered from a severe case of constipation-which ultimately led up to not having a bowel movements for two weeks. After a lot of convincing on my part, and under the advisement of his primary doctor, Monty underwent a

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Meet the One Million Strong – Ashleigh T. from South Carolina

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!   Meet Ashleigh Ashleigh Tucker , Family Charleston, SC Ashleigh’s Story In October 2002 my dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer, he was only 33. He had three small children ages 10, seven, and four, plus my mom. My dad went through chemo, radiation and volunteered for a lot of the research drugs that were going through during that time. My dad was a strong individual he never complained and very rarely did he show us kids how much pain he really was in.  He put up a good

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Meet the One Million Strong – Rose from West Virginia

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Rose Rose, Family member Elkview,WV Rose’s Story My daughter was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer in 2010 at the young age of 18. She fought the fight the best she could she passed away November 2,2012 at the young age of 20 year old. That year was the hardest of my life.  Prior to my daughter passing, my mother also passed away on August 10, 2012 and then my daughter passed on my mothers birthday. And it does not get any easier. Rose’s Advice Stay strong and never

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Meet the One Million Strong – Bridget V from Florida

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET BRIDGET  Bridget Veal, Survivor Lake Panasoffkee, FL BRIDGET’S STORY It all started with a pain on my right side – which they diagnosed as a fibroid tumor.  Six months later, the same pain on the left side – but too low for an ovary issue.  My CT scan showed a mass, about the size of a grapefruit, engulfing the ovary.  Now, yes I was tired a lot. I’d sleep four hours after coming home each night, but hey, I was coaching and it was the end of the school

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Meet the One Million Strong: Jo-Ann C. from Ontario,Canada

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET JO-ANN Jo-Ann Cluney, Survivor Pickering, Ontario, Canada JO-ANN’S STORY I was diagnosed with Stage IIIB Colorectal Cancer in November of 2011.  I had a colon resection within two weeks of diagnoses and started chemo and radiation in January of 2012.  Not knowing anyone who had been through this, I was very scared of the unknown.  Thank goodness for sites like this to learn from others who have been there.  My chemo finished in July of 2012 and I have been in remission ever since.  I want people to know

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Meet the One Million Strong – Robert D from Red Lake, Minnesota

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET ROBERT Robert DesJarlait, Survivor Red Lake, MN ROBERT’S STORY In April 2013,   I had an endoscopy showing a gastric ulcer that was repaired. At the suggestion of my doctor, I had a follow-up colonoscopy which revealed a large cecal mass. The adenoma (benign tumor) measured 10 cm; however, within the adenoma, there was a 2.5 cm adenocarcinoma (cancerous tumor). It was rated as a T-2 tumor, Stage I cancer. Approximately one-foot of my colon was removed during resection.My oncologist said I was very fortunate to have the colonoscopy when

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CORPORATE GIVING: IT CAN BE EASIER THAN YOU THINK

CORPORATE GIVING by board member Dana Rye Corporate giving might sound like something out of reach, especially at a large company. But as I learned, many companies have huge amounts of money set aside for organizations that are important to their employees. Take for example my old company – an investment bank called Credit Suisse. I started with a fundraising run a few years ago. Credit Suisse agreed to donate $3,000 just for convincing ten coworkers to run or walk the race with me. They also have funds available for volunteer work, board membership and holiday giving. After years of fundraising runs, Credit Suisse agreed to place Fight Colorectal Cancer on

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