Welcome to Ashley Moore's Fundraising Page
March 14th, 2017
On this day my father, David L. Standeven, lost his battle with colon cancer... til his last day he had his heart set on the future and what it had in store... always saying how he felt like a 17 year old in a 70 year old's body... his perseverence and steadfast nature were always and will forever be an inspiration to me, which has helped lead me here... Weight Watchers and the #30before305kChallenge.
Weight Watchers and the #30before305kChallenge
After losing Poppy I decided it was time to take control of my life and make a lasting change. I joined Weight Watchers in pursuit of a happy, healthier me... and I found it! As I started to shed the weight I found myself more motivated to get out and move, and it proved to be the perfect companion for my mourning... Instead of confining myself inside to drown in my sorrow, I took it outside! Walking became my emotional release, and walking lead to running! As my endurance grew I decided to really challenge myself. That's when I came up with the #30before305kChallenge. On August 3rd I turn 30 years old... I decided that I would run 30 5ks over the course of the 6 weeks leading up to my 30th birthday! As of today (July 4th, 2017) I've run 10 out of 30! After my challenge is complete my family and I will be running the Get Your Rear in Gear 5k on August 5th in Poppy's memory, to raise colon cancer awareness!
Please support me today.
I have an ambitious fundraising goal but with support from my community I know I can make it. The money I raised 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.
(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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