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Tribute to Paula Thomas & Debbie Whitmore

Posted on November 20, 2014


This month, we lost two remarkable colon cancer advocates to this disease – Paula Thomas and Debbie Whitmore. As we celebrate the lives and valiant journeys of these two leaders, our staff reflects on the contributions they made to the colon cancer space, and their own personal friendships with Paula and Debbie. Read more

You never expect to hear it’s cancer…

Posted on November 19, 2014


My name is Steve Abrams and I am a stage I survivor.

I was diagnosed after 20 years of digestive issues and numerous colonoscopies. I was a youth sports coach when it happened, and there was nothing I loved more than seeing my players finish each season. When I received the news, I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see my team play again. Read more

Celebrating the Life of Diem Brown

Posted on November 18, 2014

diem brown

As we mourn the recent passing of young reality TV star Diem Brown, we celebrate her bright attitude and many triumphs during her 11 year battle with cancer. At just 23 years old, Diem, most famous for her role on MTV’s Real World/Road Rules Challenge,  was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. This was some 11 years ago. Through all of the ups and downs of dealing with a cancer diagnosis, especially at her young age, Diem remained determined and positive. Read more

The Dak Prescott Story: #pointwithdak

Posted on November 8, 2014

Dak and Mom

Coach Dan Mullen saw something special in Dak Prescott when he recruited the Louisiana quarterback from Haughton High School nearly three years ago. Today, Dak is leading Mississippi State to a number one ranking in the NCAA and is a likely finalist for the Heisman trophy. But Dak’s recent accolades are only one piece of his family’s journey, as his mother, Peggy, lost her long battle against colon cancer last year at just 52 years old. Read more

Wade Hayes: Country Artist & Colon Cancer Warrior

Posted on November 7, 2014


At 42 years old, Wade Hayes was living the country music dream. Divorced with a dog and his guitar, he spent much of his time on stage and on the road for shows. Wade made his break into the Country music scene in 1994 with his Billboard Number One Old Enough to Know Better. From there, his career took off with certified gold albums and peaking title tracks. Read more