Sign Up for Our E-Newsletter

You Are Not a Statistic!

Posted on November 21, 2013

I thought it was something I’d eaten, or maybe just a lingering stomach bug. I never thought it could happen to me. My wife finally made me visit the emergency room, and that’s where I got the news – stage III colon cancer. I was only 56. 

Cancer can take over your life – it sucks up your energy and ravages your health. What doctors don’t tell you is how much cancer takes over your mind. The voice in your head asking “Will I make it?” The lingering doubts. The loneliness. 

roddy belfordThat’s why I volunteer my time for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Buddy Program

When you’re going through cancer, nothing’s more important than knowing there’s hope and support. You’re not just a number. And that’s exactly what you get from the Buddy Program. 

This program has helped thousands of newly diagnosed patients and their families. However, with nearly 150,000 being diagnosed with colon cancer every year in the United States, there is so much more work to be done. 

That’s why I stand by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Not only are they on the front lines supporting patients and caregivers, but they’re fighting to get more people screened and funding critical research to find a cure. 

Give today and help fulfill our vision for a future free of colon cancer. 

You are not a statistic! 


Roddy Belford 
Survivor and Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy 

P.S. More than half a million survivors and caregivers turn to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s patient support programs each year. Make a donation today to provide a real and immediate impact on the lives of people like me.

3 Responses to “You Are Not a Statistic!”

  1. i was detected that i have a colon cancers with an early stage i;m only 47 years hopefully i can survive i want to join in your buddy program ,i am a pilipino people a very poor guy i have no anything i hope you can help me for my colon cancer problem .thank you and more power to your program may god bless all of us.

  2. Jeanne Blake says:

    For you, for my little sister whom I love more than anything on earth, for everyone with colon cancer, for all their caregiver and for all their friends and families – No, you are NOT a statistic and YES, the promise of a fantastic doctor WILL come true – colon cander WILL become a chronis disease as a result of the dedicated researchers working on it. As she said, It happened with AIDS, it can and WILL happen with colon cancer.
    I love you Sis. I love you Roddy. I love every one of you.

  3. Zita says:

    Excellent article! We are linking to this particularly great content on our website.
    Keep up the good writing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *