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Cancer isn’t getting the best of me.

Posted on December 17, 2014

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My name is Grace De La Rosa and I am a stage III survivor.

I was diagnosed in August of 2005, after going to my doctor about dark spots on my legs and fatigue. I learned I was severely anemic and needed a blood transfusion.

The last thing I ever expected to hear the doctor say was cancer. I was only 38, and married with two children. I just kept thinking there has to have been some mistake. Read more

Undy Spotlight: Dawn Gagliardi

Posted on December 16, 2014

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Dawn Gagliardi was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer at 31 years old. Through her years of treatment and seven surgeries, her positive attitude and drive to make a difference in this space never wavered. Following her diagnosis, she started volunteering in her local community, where she met others who also wanted to change the colon cancer scene in Georgia. Together, they got involved with our first-ever Atlanta Undy Run/Walk in a big way, helping increase participation and raising funds for the event. Learn more about Dawn’s journey and the footprint she has created!  Read more

Colon cancer pushed me. I pushed back.

Posted on December 11, 2014

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My name is Fawn Lofton and I am a stage IIA survivor.

I was diagnosed at the age of 28, after an initial misdiagnosis the year before. As a personal trainer, I always tell people to push themselves. I never thought I would be the one having to push myself to stay alive. Read more

“Thank you from my heart.”

Posted on December 7, 2014

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Colon cancer is up to 90% treatable when caught early through screening. Yet, one-third of Americans report they aren’t up-to-date with screening guidelines. We are committed to ensuring all those who desire lifesaving screening are able to get checked, regardless of what barriers stand in their way. Read more

Why I Give (And Yes, I Do Work Here)

Posted on December 1, 2014

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With every non-profit ever created about to ask for your support on #GivingTuesday, I’m going to tell you why I choose to support the Colon Cancer Alliance. And yes, I do work here.

This might seem a little self-serving at first, but hear me out. Read more

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