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What does the number 1,000 mean to you? This month, that number has particularly special significance for the Colon Cancer Alliance and the members of this amazing community.

Because two-and-a-half years after the creation of the Blue Note Fund, the signature Colon Cancer Alliance grant program assisting patients in need, we've officially given out more than 1,000 awards. To us, this number means 1,000 lives made a little bit easier and more than $300,000 donated to help inspiring survivors live their best lives. Recipients of our Blue Note Fund awards use the grants for everything from paying for their household utilities to paying for transportation to chemo and more.

Of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity of people like you  - those who have made it their mission to help those burdened by the cost of a colon cancer diagnosis. As an organization, we’d like to thank our generous donors and fundraisers who have continued to make the Blue Note Fund a reality and success. Our hearts have been warmed by some of feedback we've gotten from grant recipients; As we celebrate this special milestone, get inspired by these words, too.

The Stories: Who You're Helping

[caption id="attachment_753" align="alignright" width="277"]The McClure Family received a Blue Note Fund grant. The McClure Family received a Blue Note Fund grant that helped them put food on the table and buy essential prescriptions.[/caption]

“Thank you for the donation! There will be a time when you have bills you don't know how you’re going to pay, or how you are going to feed your children, or fill a prescription and with this donation it helps to fulfill those needs.. My family and I will be forever grateful to the Blue Note Fund!!!” – Kyle and Kristin McClure, Texas

“I would like to thank the donors from the bottom of my heart. When I received the grant I had not a penny in my pocket. You are self-sacrificing people who have opened up your hearts real wide.” – Cynthia, Illinois

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I cried when I read the letter you sent to me! It meant so much-maybe even that someone heard my story and understood the huge impact cancer makes on one’s life. “ – Alison, New York

“You will never know how much your support means to us. “ – Gary, Missouri

If you know a colon cancer patient who could benefit from a Blue Note Fund award or would like to donate, learn more at www.bluenotefund.org.


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