Let's beat colon cancer!

February 9 is an important date for me. On that date in 1983 surgery cured me of colon cancer. I was 34 at the time, quite young for the disease; 31 years later and I am still free of it.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. Early screening can find polyps and remove them. A colonoscopy is the way to go. And, it's not as much of a pain in the ass (pun intended) as people think. You get to take a nice, deep, drug induced nap for the 20 minutes or so it takes. The prep prior to the procedure is what off-puts many people; true, it is not a day at the beach, but it is well worth the effort.

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, with March 7 designated as National Dress in Blue Day. Show your support by wearing blue, and maybe making a donation. I've teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s National Dress in Blue Day. I’m raising funds, promoting screening and honoring those affected by colon cancer.

Please make a contribution today. Your gift benefits the Colon Cancer Alliance’s prevention, research and patient support programs and brings us one step closer to a future free of colon cancer.

Thank you for helping the Colon Cancer Alliance knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers.