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Very terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day.

April 4, 2015
By Belle Piazza Today was a hard day.  I’ve recently been put on a dilaudid pain pump – so I’m receiving dilaudid 24/7 with a bolus button I can push for break through pain.  It’s taken a little adjustment and I’m not hallucinating as I doze off as much as I used to – but I wouldn’t say I…

Belle Strong

March 3, 2015
By Leighann Sturgin After a respectful ‘moment’ of blog silence, it’s only fitting this blog entry should be in honor of our beloved Belle. She and I developed a relationship while writing for this blog together over the last 9 months. She was an amazing, honest, genuine, person with an…

2015 Colondar

December 12, 2014

Media Alert: Young colon cancer survivors available for interviews during March’s colon cancer awareness

February 2, 2013
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Feb. 14, 2013 – March is colon cancer awareness month – a time when stories featuring “butts and guts” become appropriate for the nightly newscast. The Colon Club has a database of young colorectal cancer survivors from across the U.S. available for interviews and willing to share…

Meet Brian Novak - Mr. January 2013

January 1, 2013
Meet Brian - a stage III colon cancer survivor, diabetic and world traveler. Sometimes, facing a life-threatening disease can leave you paralyzed with fear. Although you're fighting hard to save your life ... through treatment and beyond it can be scary to live your life. Be inspired by Brian as…

The Colon Club Adds Teen Survivor, Healthcare Marketer to Board

January 1, 2013
WILTON, N.Y. – Jan. 17, 2013 – Advocating colon cancer awareness and colonoscopy screening isn’t an easy job. Luckily, two women with a passion for colon cancer and a background in marketing have joined the Board of Directors of The Colon Club to help. Danielle Ripley-Burgess, colorectal cancer…

Meet Miss December | Reagan Barnett

December 12, 2012
You can imagine our surprise when we sat down with Reagan and asked, "How did you feel when you were diagnosed with colon cancer at age 22?" and her immediate response:  "Relieved." But for someone with colon cancer running through her family and years worth of symptoms and pain, she was happy to…

Meet Miss November | Paige Hartmann

November 11, 2012
Yes, it's true. This beautiful gal that's featured as Miss November is a survivor of colon cancer... diagnosed at age 21. The Colon Club was thrilled to meet her and have her model for us in the 2012 Colondar. Read on to learn more about Paige! The BASICS Name: Paige Hartmann Diagnosis: Stage III…

Meet Ms. October | Staci Wills

October 10, 2012
Now although she does have striking resemblance to her, October's model is not Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie. It's Staci Wills, a brave rectal cancer survivor from Canfield, OH. Read on to learn more about this funny, charming survivor we're proud to call one of our own at The Colon Club. The…

Meet Mr. September | Adam Benlon

September 9, 2012
Turning the calendar to Mr. September makes us smile anyway, but especially because we get to stare at Adam for the next month. Not only is his story of survivorship inspiring, but his jokes and humor make him extra fun. Enjoy getting to know this latest colon survivor! The BASICS Name: Adam Benlon…