Archive | August, 2015

Easing the Effects of Colon Cancer Through Running, With Claudia Kittock

Claudia KittockClaudia Kittock is a 10 year survivor of colon cancer. She experienced wonderful care, rigorous treatment and “the outcome we all pray for.”  The most shocking part of the experience was to discover that once the treatments were over, her journey had just begun. Healing her body and soul was a long and arduous process with little guidance or help. She had to discover how to get well on her own, and after 3 years of daily effort, she found herself well again.

Today, Claudia runs over 20 miles a week and finds herself healthier than ever. She chronicled her personal journey through cancer, in her book, Health Through Chaos. She also shares her thoughts, on her blog by the same title.

Claudia has used her love of running to give back to the Minneapolis, Minnesota community. Through Mile in My Shoes, she, along with the local running community, have partnered with two homeless shelters to  foster wellness, empathy and empowerment by forming running teams with their guests.

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Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation – Raising Awareness in the African-American Community

LaTashia and George Kiel

Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation – LaTashia and George Kiel

George and LaTashia Kiel founded the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation in memory of George’s mother who lost her battle with Colon Cancer at the age of 59. The mission of the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation is to educate the public about colon cancer, support colon cancer research, advocate for appropriate screening measures and encourage healthy lifestyle choices.

The signature event for the Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation is the Kick & Roll Classic 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

“Because of the ignorance that most of us embody in regards to the disease, I am on a mission to push colorectal cancer, the disease that stole my mother too soon, down the list of most frequently diagnosed cancers through education, public outreach, research, and various other initiatives, but mainly through the encouragement of conquering its most prevalent behavioral risk factors – physical inactivity, obesity and diet.” – George Kiel III

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Video: The Story Behind Kiel Colon Cancer’s Air Jordan “Project V-A” Customs:

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