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Young Advocates Turn Loss Into Inspiration

Posted by PCF Admin on March 1st, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Advocacy - Twin sisters Hailey and Alyssa celebrated their 11th birthday in December. It is a bittersweet day for them and their family – the joy of their birth was accompanied by an unthinkable tragedy. Their father died the evening they were born, eleven years ago, from colorectal cancer. The girls never knew their father. But they’ve carried forward his legacy by becoming young advocates for colorectal cancer prevention. I had the opportunity to meet these two amazing girls and their mother at a Super Colon stop last April.  They came out to see the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™, bringing with them a letter that read: Get your Colonoscopy!  [caption id="attachment_3248" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Hailey and Alyssa spreading the word about colorectal cancer early detection"][/caption] We are Hailey and Alyssa, age 10, and we are putting Colonoscopy's to your attention. Our father died the day we were born from Colorectal Cancer, and we are concerned about your health. Here are some good reasons to get this scope: Finding out early is the best way to go, and you have a better chance of survival. 655,000 deaths per year from this deadly disease. Smokers, and heavy drinkers have a big risk of getting this. Although most people are diagnosed at 50 years old, ...

Donna Gutierrez’s Breast Cancer Story

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Screening Story - A Wake-Up Call From Cancer Donna Gutierrez, a home mortgage broker in Virginia, was living the fast life. A single mother with two grown children, she barely ate anything and kept long hours at work. “I lived off of coffee and cigarettes,” Gutierrez admits. Her hectic, commission-based job left her with no time for friends and barely enough time for family. “It didn’t mean anything to ...

Grace Bender’s Breast Cancer Story

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Screening Story - Armed with Information If watching her mother have a radical mastectomy, her father suffer from kidney cancer and her brother struggle with multiple myeloma taught Grace Bender anything, it was to pay attention to her health and ever-evolving medical technology. “I read a lot about health issues because of my interest in helping people become their own health advocates. To help them, I have produced a product, mymedmanagerTM, a ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Portland, Oregon

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on February 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
Super Colon in Portland

Regular Screening / The Super Colon - Check out a wonderful survivor's story as snow and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ came together this week to Portland, Oregon.  The media had a busy day as they covered the nearly 500 people that turned out for the event, in spite of the weather.   Sponsored by the Providence Cancer Center and The Oregon Clinic this fabulous day-long community event had tours, presentations, information, experts to answer questions, healthy snack samples and prize drawings. The great ...