When I decided to run the Chicago Marathon 2018, I wanted to run for a cause!
While most fundraising organizations utilize their funds to find a cure, the Colon Cancer Coalition concentrates their efforts on prevention and awareness. Screening for colorectal cancer is critical because if caught in the early stages, there is a 90% survival rate.
My mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer right before her 46th birthday. 1 in 5 colorectal cancer patients are 20-54 years old. The Colon Cancer Coalition is dedicated to encourage screening and raising awareness of colorectal cancer. They host events in communities across the US, and in 2017 they gave over $1 million to local community programs that will raise screening rates, increase awareness, and educate the public about the signs and symptoms of this disease.
*Know your body and take notes when something isn’t right.
*Raise the red flag with your doctor when there is a problem and engage them to find the answers.
*Talk to your family about their medical history, not just for cancer, but also other gastrointestinal issues.
Please make a contribution to the Colon Cancer Coalition to help us spread the message.