Welcome to Holly's Personal Page
My goal – Stop colon cancer in its tracks.
This year it's even more personal. In 2016, I walked with a dear friend in memory of her late sister who was taken by this disease, in 2017, I was diagnosed literally days after the CLT walk, in 2018 we (along with my chemo besties, "the dream team") walked with a large group of friends who loved and supported us throughout our battle, and this year we walk in memory of the co-founder of the dream team, Jamie Eudy, who left us far too soon on February 11. It still seems surreal. As much as I wanted to skip the walk this year, I also know we need funding more than ever.
Please support me today.
I was so fortunate to have amazing insurance, and an even better team of doctors and nurses at Levine Cancer Institute. The money I raise will be pooled with other people’s efforts and help fund local programs to increase screening and awareness for colon and rectal cancer, as well as programs and services to support those living with the disease.
10 Facts about Colon Cancer
- Anyone can get colon cancer.
- One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
- Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death.
- Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and people of all races and nationalities.
- Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50.
- Screening should begin earlier for many ethnic groups and those with a family history.
- Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
- Those with a parent, sibling, or other relative with colon cancer have an increased risk of developing the disease.
- Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
- Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.
If you prefer to mail your donation, download the donation form here.
Learn more at coloncancercoalition.org/get-educated.
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