Blue Note Fund
Meet Awardee Ellon Quillen
Ellon Quillen had no family history of colon cancer. She enjoyed a healthy lifestyle including a good diet with no red meat, pork or sodas. Being health-conscious, she made sure to have a colonoscopy when she turned 50. The test showed Ellon’s colon to be as healthy as the rest of her. She never expected to face the kind of health problems that started the following year.
Meet Awardee Kristi Goochey
Kristi was diagnosed with colon cancer before her 40th birthday and found the CCA after accruing over $34,000 in medical bills. The CCA’s Blue Note Fund helped Kristi get back on her feet and she is now in remission, back at work, and coaching a girls’ swim team.
Read Kristi’s story.
“This has been a difficult journey for our family. We are so thankful to your organization and the generous donors who made this gift possible.”
-- Robert and Arlene
“There are not many reasons for me to smile lately, but receiving your check in the mail did it. A million thanks!"
“Thank you for your help through the Blue Note Fund. This has been a very difficult year for us with my cancer recurrence and the devastating loss of income. Your check was very welcome.”
“Thank you so much! My Blue Note Fund award really helped me mentally as well as financially. As you have probably heard before the financial burden on cancer patients is intense and should be something we don't have to worry about as much. It is so good to know there is help out there.”