My name is Steve Abrams and I am a stage I survivor.
I was diagnosed after 20 years of digestive issues and numerous colonoscopies. I was a youth sports coach when it happened, and there was nothing I loved more than seeing my players finish each season. When I received the news, I wasn’t sure I’d ever get to see my team play again.
I wanted to be tough and strong, but the truth is that I was scared of my cancer. I was uncertain of my upcoming colectomy. I wanted information. I needed support. It was shortly thereafter that I learned about the Colon Cancer Alliance and found the lifeline I needed. Looking back on my time with cancer, I can tell you that screening saved my life, but the Colon Cancer Alliance helped me find the hope to make life worth living. That’s why I’m asking you to help keep these and other essential prevention programs going with your gift:
- Blue Hope Prevention Award: Many people can’t afford a colonoscopy. This award provides qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses.
- Helpline & Website: These and other resources are readily available to provide answers to difficult questions or simply a listening ear.
After my colectomy, I realized I wanted to give back to the organization that had given me so much during one of my most difficult times. I wanted to pay it forward. And you can too.
Your tax-deductible donation of $25, $50, $80 or more will help promote awareness of one of the top three cancer killers. Above all, your gift will sustain the Colon Cancer Alliance’s vital patient support, research and prevention programs that helped me in my time of need.
With 2014 coming quickly to a close, know that you can make an impact. Help the Colon Cancer Alliance move forward in the fight against colon cancer today with your contribution, and show this disease that together WE will prevail.
Colon Cancer Alliance Buddy and Volunteer