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March Spotlight: Bradley Kinkead’s Young & Brave Story

Posted on March 12, 2017

Bradley Kinkead was 38 when he first noticed the colon cancer symptoms he brushed off as hemorrhoids. Luckily, his wife encouraged him to visit a doctor, who diagnosed him with Stage III colon cancer after a colonoscopy. Now, Bradley is returning the favor his wife gave him by spreading the word about getting screened. Read his story and find out what he wants you to know this Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

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Bravelets: Meaningful Jewelry Making a Big Impact

Posted on March 10, 2017

Six years ago Stephanie Hansen decided she wanted to start Bravelets™, a jewelry company with giving at the core. The company was born after her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through the difficult days of dealing with her mom’s diagnosis and treatment, Stephanie wanted something her whole family could wear as a symbol of hope. But the company’s impact doesn’t end there, because for every item sold, 10% is donated to charity. Not only does Bravelets provide courage to those wearing their stylish jewelry, but they’re helping nearly 4,000 partner organizations move their missions forward in a big way. In fact, they’ve helped raise more than $44,000 in donations for the Colon Cancer Alliance since our partnership began! For all the lives you continue to impact, thank you Bravelets! Now, let’s hear from Founder/ CEO Stephanie. Read more

March Spotlight: Nicole Armstrong’s Stage IV Story

Posted on March 5, 2017

North Carolina native Nicole Armstrong was only 42 when doctors diagnosed her with stage IV colon cancer. Now, after a recurrence last year, Nicole is an advocate who shines her light by letting others know they can still live their lives to the fullest after a stage IV diagnosis. Learn more about her story and what she wants you to know this Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

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Hero of the Month: Deborah Biggerstaff

Posted on February 14, 2017

Deborah lost her father to colon cancer just one month after her first child was born. Since that time, she has been an avid supporter of the Colon Cancer Alliance, and 2017 marks her fourth year as a Dress in Blue Day supporter and fundraiser. Currently, she is the top fundraiser for Dress in Blue Day.

Read more about her incredible story to see how you can help make a difference this March.  Read more

“What do you do when you find yourself single again after cancer?”

Posted on February 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again, after the big major holidays have passed and before the beautiful, renewing Spring weather returns, that we find pink and red hearts everywhere. Yeah, you guessed it, Valentine’s Day.

But does that mean romance is in the air if you’re a cancer survivor?

You betcha! Read more