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The baton represents passing information to others about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection!

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Organization

21- Year Colon Cancer Survivor

Twenty-one 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 21-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!”  


  • Gastrointestinal Cancer Support Group, Volunteer, The Washington Hospital Center (WHC), Washington, DC

  • Speaker, Colon Cancer Month (March), local hospitals, churches and cancer organizations in the Maryland, DC and Virginia Are

  • NBC Channel 4, Cancer Community Broadcast

  • DC Cancer Consortium, Survivor Panel, Gallaudet University

  • DC Cancer Consortium, Colorectal Cancer Summit

  • The Region’s Choice for Cancer Care, Washington Cancer Institute, The Washington Hospital Center

  • Keynote Speaker, National Cancer Survivor’s Day, The Washington Hospital Center

  • DC Cancer Consortium, Cancer Survivor Jubilee, United Medical Center

  • Community Advisory Group, NCI Challenge Grant, The Washington Hospital Center

  • Washington Cancer Institute/The Washington Hospital Center – Speaker for Seminars for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Family, ‘Taking Care, Taking Control’

  • Cover Story, Spring/Summer 2010 Issue Community Health Links, News from the WHC, MedStar Health

  • Guest Speaker, Ward 8, Survivor Panel, United Medical Center, Washington DC


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