Friday, October 26, 2012

Colon Cancer Awareness

I'm a member of a forum on colon cancer, and unfortunately, I'm seeing more people join the forum who are getting diagnosed at a younger age.  (Recently, 2 people in their twenties have joined declaring their diagnosis.)  It is also unfortunate that the disease is becoming more and more common.

I'm seeing people on the forum who were misdiagnosed for years until cancer at later stages had been found to be the true cause of symptoms (IBS, etc.).  It's important for me, as someone who has seen a loved one fight this disease, to spread awareness about getting screened and noticing early symptoms of colon cancer.

Please know your family history and don't ignore symptoms.  Screening can be unpleasant, but by far, less troublesome than what you will have to endure if you don't catch this disease as early as possible.  **It's important especially if you have a history of colon cancer in your family, to begin screening BEFORE the recommended age of 50.

Click here for information about screening!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Chemo (hopefully) Done!

Daddy has almost finished his prescribed 6 cycles of chemotherapy (Thursday he will be finishing up the last 46 hour infusion). In two weeks he will have a PET scan and then we see the surgeon again. I'm so proud of my Dad for his strength and determination throughout this treatment. 

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Raffle Winners

Raffle Winners: 1st Prize Art/ Gift Basket Raffle - Mike Suggs, Photo Shoot Winner - Mike Suggs. 

I also drew a second and third prize winner for the art raffle, 2nd runner up winner - Cathy Batchelor and 3rd runner up winner - Marsha Kendrick Royal. Cathy has chosen the "Red Tree" painting, and Mike Suggs chose "Perigee Moon". @ Marsha Royal, please contact me to choose your painting from the remaining pieces.

Thanks to everyone who came out today!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Special Thank You!

I would like to just take a moment to thank Cathy Batchelor from Creekside Country Crafts and Modern Woodmen for matching the donations from the last VFW benefit and several donation locations in town that have been collected.  

Also, many thanks to everyone who has so kindly and generously given to help ease the financial burden that unfortunately comes along with a cancer diagnosis.  The support and love that our family has been shown has made such a huge difference in our fight against this disease.  

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

Keith Morris & Family.