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Recognize anyone at the :10 and :20 second mark?:
March kicks off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and national non-profit the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation announced today its slate of marketing campaigns and events highlighting the month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, with over 145,000 new cases diagnosed this year with over 50,000 lives lost due to the disease. Washington, D.C. ranks #1 as to having the highest mortality rate in the nation. Through dedicated grassroots efforts and community partner support, Chris4Life helps significantly improve the treatment experience for patients and caregivers, and to dramatically raise awareness about colon cancer in general. During the month of March Chris4Life will celebrate survivors and those who lost their battle – stressing the importance of getting screened for colon cancer, which is 90% treatable when caught through early screening.
Held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Registration is now open with the race kicking off at Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Gallery, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the Capitol. The annual event is expected to attract approximately 4,000 participants. www.scopeitout5k.com
And above all else – know the signs of Colon Cancer and Get your Tushy checked!
We are raising money for the Scope it Out 5K Washington DC Presented by Chris4Life and running the race in honor of Scotty’s fifth year colon cancer free. Consider donating or joining our team!! And make sure no matter what that you become familiar with the signs and symptoms of Colon Cancer!
There is so much good going on my life it seems to make the things that aren’t going as they should be seem magnified. One thing I have learned about myself over the years is I am a thinker. I tend to have a very raw knee jerk reaction to something, then I step back and think about it –and ultimately fix or get to whatever it is I need to do. People that don’t know me well tend to react from the initial knee jerk reaction and it obviously causes issues for both them and me.
The past few days I have been stuck in that initial knee jerk reaction phase and all I have to say is Thank God for good people in my circle. I asked for some pep talking and I got it. I asked for support and help, I got it. And think I am now thinking and acting on some things that need to be cleaned up. I know I am being vague but sometimes the actual issue isn’t the point — it’s what you do when you are confronted with something that is throwing you off balance in your life. And how you work through the fear -of the unknown, of failure. It’s really about discovering yourself and making progress and change. It’s hard and sometimes it sucks and you go kicking and screaming–but usually what’s on the other side is so much better.
One of my friends yesterday shared this quote with me as a part of her kick me in the ass pep talk: Leap, and the net will appear. -John Burroughs
I am going to keep that quote close to my chest as I work to make a leap….
A snowy morning in Northern VA! Nothing major but enough to delay the kiddos a few hours so the roads can be cleared. It looks so pretty outside and it was pristine at 530 this morning!
- Burpee/Shoot Thru/Suicide combos
- Split Jerk
- Split Jerk (go heavy!)
- Tabata L-Sits
I only got up to 125# because my technique is off with the hip drive. It’s frustrating to know I can lift more if only my form was dead on. I have to keep working on learning how to use my hips to drive weight up! Bam!
It’s Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Fight Colorectal Cancer & My Colon Cancer Coach is offering a Twibbon - a small image in the corner of your Twitter or Facebook profile image- to help unite survivors, loved ones and supporters with a symbol of support: I just switched mine on Twitter – show your support and do it too!
Also, if you want more information about Colon Cancer or are newly diagnosed, visit My Colon Cancer Coach. It’s a great resource with loads of information about treatments, trials, and support and general education about the 2nd deadliest cancer which is 90% preventable if caught early!!
Don’t forget, we have a Life Fit and Sore! team running in the Scope It Out 5K race in DC this month! You can donate or join our team. We are in 1st Place —-
If you register for our team – register as an individual and during the reg process you will be able to pick Live Fit and Sore! as your team —
March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month!
if you are at risk for colon cancer, have any of the symptoms below, or are 50+ please go get screened for Colon Cancer. If caught early, colon cancer is beatable! And more and more young people are battling this horrible disease, so it’s not just a cancer for those ‘old people’. Know the risks, the symptoms and don’t let your guard down. We never in our craziest worst nightmares ever thought our family would have to deal with Cancer but…
Colorectal cancer first develops with few, if any, symptoms. However, if symptoms are present, they may include:
- Having diarrhea or constipation
- Feeling that your bowel does not empty completely
- Finding blood (either bright red or very dark) in your stool
- Finding your stools are narrower than usual
- Frequently having gas pains or cramps, or feeling full or bloated
- Losing weight with no known reason
- Feeling very tired all the time
- Having nausea or vomiting
These symptoms can also be associated with many other health conditions. If you have any of these symptoms, discuss them with your doctor. Only your doctor can determine why you’re having these symptoms. Usually, early cancer does not cause pain. It is important not to wait to feel pain before seeing a doctor.
Also, don’t forget about the Chris4Life Scope it Out 5K! Team Live Fit and Sore! will be racing! Join us or make a donation!
Please support me in my quest to raise money to help fight and support those with colon cancer. I will be running in the Chris4Life Scope it Out 5K in honor of my husband and his gorgeous colon: Scott Hoaglund – on March 25th in DC and need help!
Whatever you can manage would be appreciated:http://www.active.com/donate/scopeitout5k2012/SHoaglu2
Here’s some inspiration -the story of the Chris4Life Inspiration — a story not unlike other colon cancer fighters and their families…
Over the next three years what we as a family had to endure was, in my opinion, one of the worse things humans can experience in life. There was fear, pain, grief, good news, then fear, pain and grief all over again. It was almost as if as soon as we would get up, we would be knocked down again and again. One of the painful memories of my life came about three months before my mom passed away. She had been in and out of the hospital for weeks, and on one occasion she was bent over on the stairs in our foyer crying/screaming in pain. The look of fear in her face will be something I will never forget. She was terrified, to the point that the fear had crippled any positive thinking. You could tell the only thing she was thinking was that she was dying. This memory is still in my mind. This memory is the impetus for fighting to make sure not another single human being will ever have to suffer from this preventable disease again.
It was 9 a.m. on May 11, 2009, the day after Mother’s Day that our mother, wife, friend and inspiration passed away at the early age of 59.
After mom passed, I had remembered many times her bringing up the fact that no one ever talked about colon cancer. That it wasn’t sexy to talk about it. It wasn’t pink, and unfortunately colon cancer was still the second leading cause of cancer related deaths when men and women are combined – with over 150,000 new cases a year, and 55,000 deaths. My mother had such passion, to the point where she was almost mad that she never heard about getting screened on TV, radio, in the newspapers, or through an NFL game – like breast cancer.
In August 2009, I was watching Ted Kennedy’s funeral on TV, and it truly inspired me. We as a family had been dealt a blow similar to the experiences that the Kennedys unfortunately had been dealt over and over. I remember hearing his family talk about how when Ted was knocked down he would always transform a tragedy into something positive, life changing at times.
This is what Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is. We are an organization that has truly turned the tragedy of a loved one into a “force for good” for millions of Americans.
There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t wish that I could give my mom a big hug, share dinners, movies and holidays together. But in my opinion my mom’s life (like many others that came before and after her) have given the ultimate sacrifice to rid this world of colon cancer.