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2019 Blue Hope Bash AmBASHadors

On November 2, 2019, the Colorectal Cancer Alliance will host 10 incredible allies from across the country at our annual Blue Hope Bash in Washington, DC. Our AmBASHadors, comprised of patients, survivors, and caregivers, represent a nation of allies impacted by colorectal cancer. Our AmBASHadors have generously shared their stories to inspire all of us to continue giving of ourselves generously. The Blue Hope Bash is the Alliance’s largest fundraising event, raising $8 million since its inception in 2010. Funds raised at the Blue Hope Bash support the Alliance’s goals to double the number of people served, save 100,000 lives in the next 10 years, and invest $10 million in critical research by 2021. Together, we can end this disease in our lifetime.

Vicki Barrilleaux

Survivor in Texas

“Early on in my cancer journey, I read a book by a famous cancer survivor. They stated, 'There is an obligation of the cured. You have to give back.' I took this statement to heart and when treatment ended, I knew I especially needed to help the Alliance.”

Vicki’s fundraising page

Vicki Barrilleaux

Nayda Berrios

Survivor in Maryland

“So many things have changed because of cancer—for the better, too. The bonds with my husband, my family, even my spiritual life, are all stronger. Every day when I open my eyes, I thank God for one day more. And then I try to do the best with that day.” 

Nayda’s fundraising page

Nayda Berrios

Yarnell Johnson

Survivor in the District of Columbia

“I want to inspire others to stand up to this disease and fight it head on. We will only win if we do it together.”

Yarnell’s fundraising page

Yarnell Johnson

Dr. Cedrek McFadden

Caregiver in South Carolina (Colorectal Surgeon)

Dr. Cedrek McFadden is a surgeon, writer, speaker, and mentor. He is board-certified in both colorectal and general surgery and teaches as a clinical assistant professor of surgery.

Dr. McFadden's fundraising page

Dr. Cedrek McFadden

Tuawana Meadows

Survivor in Michigan

“I am now in my third year of remission, and realize that God gave me a second chance to help encourage someone that is going through this awful disease.”

Tuawana’s fundraising page

Tuawana Meadows

Jackie and Vinny Robins

Caregiver and Survivor in Texas

“On February 25, 2019, my 15-year-old son Vinny became that “ONE” in 100,000 child …  with a 6 cm tumor in his colon. Vinny is a miracle and now 6 months later he is back in school and we are adjusting to this ‘new normal.’”

Jackie and Vinny’s fundraising page

Jackie and Vinny Robins

Kevin Sheehan

Survivor in Georgia

“Being involved with the Alliance is a way I can pay back this kindness by advocating for and supporting other families, and pay it forward by lending my story and network to raising funds to someday see the end to colorectal cancer.”

Kevin’s fundraising page

Kevin Sheehan

Shannon Timberlake

Caregiver in Virginia

My best friend, Peg Myrick, was a dear friend of many in our community. To say I feel blessed to know and love her is a glaring understatement. Now, I'll take up her work to end this disease.

Shannon's fundraising page

Shannon Timberlake

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