July 1, 2012
The Battle Won! Blue Note Edition Book Release Benefits Current Cancer Patients
Folsom, CA USA: The Battle Won, Blue Note Fund Edition takes the reader through the Henniger family's journey to defeat colon cancer and provides financial assistance to current cancer patients. The Henniger’s journey started with Randy’s diagnosis of stage III colon cancer at age thirty. Eight days later, Randy underwent surgery to remove a softball size tumor and a portion of his colon, requiring a permanent colostomy. Together, the family has defeated colon cancer and is donating proceeds from the sale of their book and eBook directly to current cancer patients in need through the Blue Note Fund, a Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) financial assistance program.
“When invited to join the review committee at the Colon Cancer Alliance's Blue Note Fund, we quickly agreed,” said Randy Henniger, co-author or The Battle Won! "We had no idea how difficult it would be or how much we would be affected by the stories we heard. Every application painted a picture of a family desperately needing support and assistance while fighting colon cancer. Knowing that we couldn’t give everyone an award due to limited funds brought us to tears. We had to do something to help.”
That’s when they put pen to paper, recounting their own family’s battle with the disease. Slowly but surely, a book started to take shape. The decision to donate proceeds from its sale to the Blue Note Fund was a no-brainer for the Hennigers, who knew too well the financial demands that a cancer diagnosis can bring.
Patricia Henniger, co-author says about their lives today; “We’ve won the battle against cancer as a family together. Randy has been cancer free for 26 years. Our boys are full grown and happy, handsome and healthy. We will never forget what has happened to our family; the pain, worry and fear. But those times are behind us now and they have brought us together is a very special way.”
Books and eBooks can be purchased on Lulu.com at: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/RandyHenniger
Randy is a 26 year colon cancer survivor, ostomate and patient advocate working with the Colon Cancer Alliance, Great Comebacks, Inspire.com and the American Cancer Society. He has survived Stage III colon cancer and believes that anyone battling cancer from the moment of diagnosis becomes a cancer survivor. Randy has received numerous awards for his contribution to the colon cancer community including the American Cancer Society’s Most Inspirational Colon Cancer Survivor award in 2005 and the Great Comebacks 2011 Western Regional Award winner.
About the Blue Note Fund
The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund provides one-time financial grants, and more importantly, hope during a difficult time, to colon cancer patients in treatment. The Blue Note Fund awards more than $120,000 in financial assistance to more than 400 families and receives over 1,000 applications annually. Find out more or make a donation at www.bluenotefund.org.
ABOUT THE COLON CANCER ALLIANCE (CCA)
The Colon Cancer Alliance is the leading national patient advocacy organization dedicated to increasing colon cancer screening rates and survivorship. The CCA is an active, caring community that provides hope and support to patients and their families while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research. Visit www.ccalliance.org for more information.