On August 5, 2019, Blake Elizabeth Joel was diagnosed with stage 3b colon cancer at age 29, one month after her engagement and 1.5 years after losing her uncle to the same dreadful disease. With her awesome team of doctors, it was decided for Blake to have her entire colon removed. This would lead to a temporary ileostomy heading into months of chemotherapy. She completed her last chemo on Christmas Eve 2019 and in January she was NED! She had her ileostomy reversal surgery on January 24, 2020 and is planning her wedding for May 2020. We are running for Blake, her Uncle Ron, her grandfather and 2 great uncles who have all lost their lives to this terrible disease.