It is not often that I ask my friends to do something for me, but today is different. I need your help.
Many of you know that my dad was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer in September 2015. He is now 35 chemo treatments in, and we are constantly reminded there is no known cure. The viable options for my dad have now dwindled down to largely untested-in-humans but “scientifically interesting” clinical trials. Just typing those words makes me want to barf, but we remain hopeful that something will come along that helps him.
And that's where you come in. To support colon cancer prevention and research, I have joined up with a few friends from an online community of colon cancer survivors, thrivers, and caretakers called Colontown (oh, it’s a real thing!). We gearing up to run/walk the Scope It Out 5K on Sunday, March 19th at Freedom Plaza in Washington, DC. Our team may have come together online, but the run is happening in real life.
With your support, our Colontown team will help prevent colorectal cancer and to help save lives of people like my dad. Your donation, no matter how large or small, will make a difference.
Thanks for your support. Oh, and go get screened, people. Ain't nobody got time for colon cancer.