Our team is participating in the 2017 Boston Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk, a event to benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition, in memory of Dr. Christine Jaworek-Lopes (Dr. J). On January 1, 2015, Christine was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer. As she did not have a family history of colon cancer nor any of the typical symptoms, she had not been screened. She underwent multiple surgeries and four different chemotherapy treatments. Less than 18 months later, Christine passed away, on May 21, 2016. She exhibited such grace, strength,and smile, not only through her treatment, but through her whole life. She kept up her passion for outreach, teaching and advocacy right up through mid-May and through everyone on social media and elsewhere, her advocacy continues.
Over the past two years, Team Decolonized raised over $40,000 and we hope to add to that amount this year!
Please support our efforts to build hope and beat colon cancer! Feel free to donate, or even better, join in fund raising and participate in the event! Thank you in advance for your help.