The baton represents passing information to others about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection!
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Organization
FRENCHETTIA C. PAYNE, CEO
19- Year Colon Cancer Survivor
Nineteen years ago at the age of 38, soon to turn 39, when most women are seeking to get married, have another child, finish and/or start a graduate or doctoral program, I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer. “Cancer does not discriminate because of age, race, gender or marital status”. The doctor said I was too young to have a colonoscopy and suggested a sigmoidoscopy which would have missed the area where the cancer resided. It was in May, 2001 that I began my journey of 26 chemotherapy treatments. Now a 19-year Colon Cancer Survivor, my testimony is still heard in the District of Columbia/Maryland/ Virginia (DMV) area as I speak on Colon Cancer and how important it is to get a colonoscopy.
“Get a colonoscopy, it saved my life and it could save yours as well!”