Orlando, FL 2017

Michigan Superfan - Never a Doubt!
Michigan Superfan - Never a Doubt!

Buckeye Crushers

Let's crush the Buckeye once and for all!

When devoted Michigan fan Ric Sylvester, our husband, father and grandfather, was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010, we vowed to fight together the tumor that we nicknamed "The Buckeye", after the Wolverines' most mortal enemy.  Unfortunately, we weren't able to win that battle, and we lost Ric in 2011.  In his honor and memory, our family is determined to continue the fight to crush colorectal cancer.  

We've formed a team for Get Your Rear in Gear and are joining thousands of others from across the country to make a difference in the fight against colon cancer, our nation’s No. 2 cancer killer.

We'll go the distance. Will you join us?  We'd love your support as we prepare for this meaningful day.

We've got an ambitious fundraising goal but with support from people like you we can get there. The money raised will 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

  1. Anyone can get colon cancer.
  2. One in 20 Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
  3. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death.
  4. Colorectal cancer affects men and women equally, and people of all  races and nationalities.
  5. Screening for colon cancer should begin at age 50.
  6. Screening should begin earlier for many ethnic groups and those with a  family history.
  7. Many of those diagnosed with colon cancer report no signs or symptoms before the diagnosis.
  8. Those with a parent, sibling, or other relative with colon cancer have  an increased risk of developing the disease.
  9. Incidence of colon cancer is increasing among adults under age 50.
  10. Younger adults were more likely than older adults to be diagnosed with late-stage cancers.

(Bonus Fact) Screening is easy, there are many affordable options that can be done in the privacy of your own home. Talk to your doctor about the right one for you.

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Learn more at coloncancercoalition.org/get-educated.

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