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Never Too Young

Tammy McKay: Running Through Adversity

Posted on May 22, 2015

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It was 2013, I was 41 and in the best shape of my life. I ran 40 miles a week and was taking control of my life after divorce. Becoming a single mommy to three wonderful children (one with a disability) was a challenge but also a blessing. With a new special guy in my life, I was on my way to happiness… Until that September.

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Hero of the Month: Roanne’s Race

Posted on May 11, 2015


For the past three years, the Livermore, California community gathers on the first Saturday of November for Roanne’s Race, a 5K/10K to honor a young woman they lost to colon cancer at age 24. Rain or shine, family, friends and neighbors celebrate the life of Roanne Cairel–and extend her legacy by donating all of the proceeds of the race to young onset colon cancer research. We reached out to two of the organizers of Roanne’s Race to learn more about their incredible fundraising efforts, and the girl that inspired them. Read more

Never Too Young Represents at CancerCon

Posted on May 6, 2015

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What’s up with those Never Too Young shirts? We’re glad you asked! We rolled out our new shirts at StupidCancer’s CancerCon in Denver last month and we’re excited to be selling these in our online store. This slogan is our rally cry for the Never Too Young Coalition, where we’ve teamed up to spread the message that you’re never too young for colon cancer.

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“Colon cancer will not take me.”

Posted on April 9, 2015

On November 7, 2006, my mom was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. On June 19, 2010, my daughter’s second birthday, we were told that there was nothing more that could be done to save my mom. After she began experiencing serious delusions and hallucinations, my family and I were forced to place my 48-year-old mother in a nursing home. She died three weeks later on September 15. Read more

In Memoriam: Dov Siporin

Posted on March 30, 2015


We lost a tremendously loved man, dad, husband and friend last week.

Scrolling through Dov’s Facebook page, it’s easy to see that Dov held a special place in many lives. Dov had a unique gift to bring hope and laughter to everyone he met through his unceasing charisma, wit, sense of humor and determination. Read more