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Call on Congress 2015

May 5, 2015
One day in 2006, while I was on my way to see my oncologist, the Patient Navigator at my cancer center stopped me in the hall and asked me if I’d be interested in going to Washington, DC to talk to Congress about colon cancer with a group of strangers who call themselves Fight CRC. I pictured…

Last Moments with My Best Friend

April 4, 2015
By Maria Williams I lost my best friend a short time ago. As I sit here re-reading through the e-mail she sent me regarding her final wishes I find something I had either forgotten or suppressed. She asked, with great clarity, that I write about her final experience, her death. This is…

The Last Blog

April 4, 2015
By Belle Piazza Over the years on The Colon Club, I have read about knights in shining armor. Husbands whose wives they could not do without. Husbands who meet their every need, every moment of every day. And it angers me because I wasn’t lucky enough to have landed such perfection, but this…

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…