Meet the GAC – Lauren Addy

I will never forget the day that changed my life forever. May 19, 2000 started off as a day like any other. As I went off to school I exchanged the typical “I love you” and “See you later” with my parents. I was a…

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Cancer, Pneumonia and Flu, and You

With fall just around the corner, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) expects flu season to begin ramping up within the next few months. According to the CDC, the flu season often times begins increasing around October with peak flu season occurring notoriously between December…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Mia Batista from Oklahoma

MEET MIA /CONOZCA A MIA Patient/Survivor Paciente/Sobreviviente Oklahoma City, Oklahoma MIA’S STORY/LA HISTORIA DE MIA As told by Mia’s mother, Brenda / Contada for la mamá de Mia, Brenda Mia is 11 years old and had always been a very active child. She never had…

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The Ambassador Experience

This is a guest blog written by Kathleen Overy, a 2018 Fight CRC Ambassador. My husband Jay had finally scheduled his first routine colonoscopy. On the way to the appointment we were laughing and joking about how hungry we were and deciding where we would…

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A Walk Across America: From An Insider

“Listen Adam and Libby,” said my dad. Meanwhile, my mom sat next to him with tears streaming down her face “your mom has been diagnosed with colon cancer. She is going to be okay though. We will get through this.” My eight year-old self asked,…

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Hiking with an Ostomy? Don’t let it slow you down

Q&A with Doug Dallmann Long summer days are a great time to enjoy the outdoors – especially hiking. But before hitting the trails, it’s important to be prepared. Doug Dallman, stage III colorectal cancer survivor, is an avid hiker and nature enthusiast. He’s also an…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Eric Sherman from Maryland

Meet Eric Patient/Survivor Severna Park, Maryland Eric’s Story I was diagnosed with an anal fissure 9 years ago, and recently started having similar symptoms. Since I was 47, my G.I. doctor didn’t seemed too concerned, and asked if I thought I wanted to have a…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Nikki Moore from Oregon

Meet Nikki Caregiver/Loved One Portland, Oregon Nikki’s Story It was June of 2015 and life was in full swing.  We had two businesses; Matt was running his financial firm and I was running my mental health therapy private practice. We had a condo DIY kitchen…

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When Two Worlds Collide

Meet Nancy Levesque, Fight CRC’s new Director of Communications Personal Connection to CRC Every year, my mother dreads going in for her colonoscopy, but really, who doesn’t? The prep makes her sick for days. But for the last several years, she has had polyps removed,…

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Oysters, Baseball and Stepping Down

I recently looked up the meaning of the phrase “the world is your oyster.” I found myself using it in a conversation and wondered how explaining the idea of “anything is possible” got wrapped up into the world of sea creatures. Rumor has it that…

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