Did you know that colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States? One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime.
But here's the good news: this is a cancer we can beat. With a healthy lifestyle and regular screenings, colon cancer can be prevented and treated.
As most of you know, I was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer on September 24, 2012. I am one of the lucky ones; with a colectomy and a month long stay in the hospital behind me, I am back to work and fully functioning. Chemotherapy is not my favorite thing in the world, but I've been able to handle it with love and support from my amazing friends, family and co-workers. The Tuesday before Valentine's Day starts my sixth chemo treatment and upon it's completion I will be halfway done with my treatments and that much closer to being cured of this disease.
All of this has created a new passion within me to help educate people on colon cancer, so I've teamed up with the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) in support of National Dress in Blue Day. During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month this March, I'll be raising funds, promoting awareness and honoring those affected by colon cancer.
Please make a contribution today. Your support of National Dress in Blue Day will benefit the CCA's mission and their screening, patient support and research programs and help bring us one step closer a to future free of colon cancer.
Just a dollar from each person I am socially connected with could raise more than $3,000 for this cause. Your help is greatly appreciated.