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Diagnosed With Colorectal Cancer at 28, With Kevin Hays

evin Hays

Diagnosed With Colon Cancer at 28, With Kevin Hays

Kevin Hays was diagnosed with Stage IIc colon cancer at age 28.  He went through surgery and chemo.  After finishing chemo he ran in the Buffalo Undy Run to boost awareness and afterwards volunteered to help with organizing for the the next year (this year!).  Working through the Buffalo Undy Run | Walk planning he helped resurrect the Blue Bash in Buffalo to broaden our reach with a new audience.  He also developed a new awareness initiative targeting the construction and real estate development industries called the Blue Hope Hard Hat Initiative (#protectyourass) as a way to help promote the 80% by 2018 initiative. To raise awareness, hundreds of construction workers and site managers in the Buffalo area are sporting the blue hard hats emblazoned with a comical, but serious message: “Protect Your Ass.” Since early January, he’s sold 600 of the blue hard hats at cost, about $10 apiece, with a goal of helping to boost colorectal screening rates.

To learn more about the Blue Hope Hard Hat initiative and to order your very own Blue Hard Hat, visit:

protectyourass.net

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Kicking Cancer to the Curb, With Allyson Phelan-Eagan

Allyson Phelan-Eagan

Kicking Cancer to the Curb With Allyson Phelan-Eagan

Allyson Phelan-Eagan was diagnosed with Stage 3 colorectal cancer in February of 2012. After 8 months of chemotherapy, 2 months of radiation, 2 major surgeries, several outpatient procedures and a whole lot of pain she finally crushed cancer and began to immediately give back by producing interviews with doctors, survivors, caretakers, health professionals and more. She also began mentoring those newly diagnosed and speaking about her experience, the challenges and how to overcome cancer not only physically but also mentally and emotionally as well.  Her main motivation to LIVE were her children, Sophia and Connor who we only 4 and 6 at the time.  Allyson said nothing was going to stop her from raising them… including cancer.

Her #allaboutthatbassbootycampaign is designed to bring attention to the part of our body many people want to ignore. She states, “There is no need to feel embarrassed about getting a colonoscopy. We need to embrace our Booty and get checked. It can save your life.”

All of the models in Allyson’s, “BOOTY  PATROL,”  have  been directly affected by this dreadful disease called cancer. It has taken the lives of some of our dearest loved ones.

Allyson’s interview with Colon Cancer Alliance CEO, Michael Sapienza:

 

Click here to read Allyson’s interview in Viva Glam Magazine

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