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Meet the One Million Strong – Steven B. from Mississippi

Meet the One Million Strong – Steven B. from Mississippi

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET STEVEN Steven Bocek, Caregiver From Columbus, MS STEVEN’S STORY My wife who has always watched out for me was recently diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Last year I turned 50. She insisted I go for a colonoscopy. I did. Found four polyps. Didn’t think to have her checked. She was having falling episodes. Finally in the ER, she was found to be anemic and losing blood from somewhere. Well, Guess where? Yes, the colon. The day before Thanksgiving, she was diagnosed. We are thankful that she fell. STEVEN’S ADVICE If and

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We Still Do – Eric & Rose

Meet Eric & Rose Hausmann, one of the most amazing couples you’ll meet. These engaged activists chair our Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) and have signed up to renew their vows at our One Million Strong kickoff on March 3, 2014 in New York City. Here is their love story and why they’re saying “We Still Do.”   [Eric] We grew up together. Her brother was my best friend and my sister was her best friend. Our parents became good friends when I was about 4-years-old. We were together a lot, like one big family. And when I say big, I mean really big. She has ten brothers and sisters. We

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Remembering Mike McConnell

by Anjee Davis I had only been with Fight Colorectal Cancer a few months when Johanna Bendell introduced me to Cindy McConnell, and shortly after I met Mike. I remember how excited we were that Mike and Cindy were willing to help us. It took a few weeks of phone calls and emails, so initially I got to know Mike through Cindy. But it was the way she talked about him… I knew before we ever met that he was a great man, husband and dad. Then, on Nov. 5,  2012 I interviewed him in Nashville, Tenn. Mike was 56 years old when diagnosed, and it just wasn’t in him

Update: Six States are now Blue Star States

It’s been an awesome month in colorectal cancer advocacy! Thanks to the colorectal cancer community, and especially The Colon Cancer Alliance, our Blue Star States campaign kicked off with great success in its first month! To-date, SIX states already declared March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The governor of Nebraska is on board and waiting to sign the proclamation in February. And many other states have already received requests thanks to hard-working, dedicated advocates! Here’s a quick rundown on where we stand. We’re making GREAT progress and hope to see the entire map fill up with blue stars in just a few months!   Live in one of these

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Pilates – “An Ode to Eli” Fundraiser

Ever had an “oops” moment in a pilates class?  You know – somewhere between stretching out the core and doing a powerful mind-body exercise your body lets one slip? Well – Eli Pick would know what we’re talking about. And although he’s no longer with us, his daughter Hannah and the rest of his pilates class cannot look at passing gas in pilates class the same. In fact, they now call it an “Ode to Eli” and remember him fondly each time it happens. But that’s not the only way they carry on his memory. In early October, the class, friends and family raised funds for Fight Colorectal Cancer to

Should Pink October Turn Blue?

By Chris Adams, Research Advocate for Fight Colorectal Cancer Last month, you may have noticed the pink jetliners, pink NFL players and pink garbage trucks.  Yes, it was Pink October, also known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).  NBCAM is probably the biggest and most successful public awareness campaign in modern US history.  NBCAM’s goal is to increase awareness of the need to screen for breast cancer through mammograms.  Now we are in November and you may have noticed that your colleagues are sporting more facial hair than Mumford and Sons.  Yes, it is Movember or No-shavember or something, the up and coming awareness month for prostate cancer screening

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No Shave November to Support Colon Cancer

Photo source We love phenomenons. Cultural crazes. Things to hit pop culture and take off like rapid fire – kind of like skinny jeans and color schemes from the 80s. So what’s the latest pop culture fad we love? No Shave November. No – it’s just just because of the Red Sox either. What is “No-Shave November?” Since 2003, the “No-Shave November” movement has steadily traveled across the globe. What started between two mustache-loving “mates” in Australia has turned into a worldwide phenomenon and a brilliant way to encourage men’s health. Just read the history here. Each year, the movement has grown with campaigns launching in several countries from the

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I’m Listening . . . and so should you

I recall one of my bi-line descriptions when I first joined Twitter, way back when the service first started. I had listed: Listener, Storytelling. I love listening to stories and after all these years I’m surprisingly still moved when I hear or see a touching story that helps us learn and inspires us to appreciate our lives. While driving to meet two close friends for breakfast this week, I heard a piece on NPR Morning Show from StoryCorp. I love StoryCorp – the concept and the connections are brilliant. The story I heard was about Will Smith, a single dad who completed a college education with his little girl by

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What the Government Shutdown Means for Colorectal Cancer

After 15 days, most of us have seen at least one way the government shutdown is impacting our country. Some have friends and family members on furlough who’ve finally had time to paint their bathrooms. Others’ vacation plans are ruined since national monuments and parks are closed. But the ripples of the shutdown go beyond closings, halted jobs and a growing annoyance with our country’s leaders. The shutdown is impacting cancer patients and researchers across the globe and hope for a cure. The Government and Cancer Research Last week the Washington Post ran a front-page story about a beautiful young mom whose treatment for sarcoma is halted because of the

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