2017 Chicago Get Your Rear in Gear

Team Nonong | Franklin LosBaņes

Weep not for me, when I am gone,

I've lived my life, I've sung my song.

Known tears and laughter, sun and rain,

a life that brought more joy than pain.

I've been content with love so deep,

that peacefully, I'll ever sleep.

A love we shared with joy untold,

and kept me young, though I grew old.

I've held my babies in my arms,

and felt the thrill of their sweet charms.

Had many friends and family too,

that smoothed the way

as I passed through.

Weep not for me, when life is done,

for I have been the richest one.

I will go home, content to see

the One who gave it all to me.


To our family and friends of Franklin “Nonong” Los Bañes, no words could ever express our appreciation for the love and support you have shown to us throughout the years. We are deeply grateful and sincerely appreciate your kind expression of sympathy in our great loss. Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. We are continuing his honor by starting an annual Colon Cancer walk. Thank you very much for your many years of support for cancer research. May God Bless you!

Thank you in advance for your donation and/or joining our team!!

With love and gratitude,

The LosBañes Family


 It’s More than a Race.

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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