We are saddened to share the loss of another friend, Randy Cox, to colon cancer. You could always count on Randy to call newly diagnosed patients to ease their worry and help them through their struggle. He represented the Colon Cancer Alliance at many outreach conferences where he bravely told his story to help prevent colon cancer. Randy was also instrumental in founding our Blue Hope Prevention Award Program with Boston Scientific, which provides qualifying individuals with financial support for the cost of screening or other screening-related expenses such as transportation, child care and lost wages.
Randy received the Colon Cancer Alliance Sapphire Award for Outstanding Volunteer in 2013. He was a huge part of our volunteer program and we have lost a warrior. As we grieve, we remember the words Randy shared on his blog post 7 Tips for Managing a Cancer Diagnosis: “There are lots of little silver linings that are unique to each of us, but I think we've all got one great silver lining in common; a greater sense of wonder and appreciation for this whole beautiful crazy world.”
Our hearts go out to Randy's family and friends; we hope the memories you shared will help you during this sad time.
Don’t forget, the Colon Cancer Alliance serves as a source of information about colon health. If you have additional questions about colon cancer screening or are in need of support, please contact our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030. We’re here to help.