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In the words made famous by Joan Rivers......

Can we talk?


About Colon Cancer.

In 2007, an estimated 112,340 Americans were diagnosed with colon cancer and 41,420 with rectal cancer. More than 52,000 people were expected to die from the disease last year. Colon cancer is largely preventable if precancerous polyps are found and removed before they become cancerous. If colon cancer is found and treated at its earliest stage, the five-year survival rate is 90 percent.

Would you take a moment to allow me to talk to you about Cancer and how it has affected my life?

In Janurary of 2005 I was diagnosed with Stage 2 Colon Cancer. I had surgery to remove a tumor the size of a brick of cheese, about 3 x 4 inches, along with 16 inches of my transverse colon. The surgery was followed by 6 months of chemotherapy.

That really sucked.

I was not prepared to hear someone say to me, Susan, you have cancer.

But by the Grace of God, I just rebuked it and went on.

I have been cancer free ever since and have looked for ways to give back for all the wonderful care I received and just for the second chance at life I have been given.

Can we talk about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life and how you can help to fight Cancer also?

Relay For Life

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society's signature activity. It offers everyone in a community an opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. Teams of people camp out at a local high school, park, or fairground and take turns walking or running around a track or path. Each team is asked to have a representative on the track at all times during the event. Relays are an overnight event, up to 24 hours in length.

Teams of people from all walks of life have fun while raising much-needed funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer prevention and treatment.


Can we talk about what I am trying to do to help fight this terrible disease?

I am trying to raise a minimum of $500 for the American Cancer Society

My Reason to Relay is to join people around the world in celebrating those of us who have survived cancer, remembering the people we've lost, and supporting the lifesaving mission of the American Cancer Society.
Please make a donation to me or join my team. You are helping deliver the hope that future generations will not have to endure cancer threatening the lives of their friends and family.

You have the power to fight back against a disease that affects millions.

Please go to my personal Relay For Life page and make a donation.

Or you can find a Relay in your hometown and participate.

Please help me to help the American Cancer Society help people who have been touched by cancer. The Crawford County Relay For Life will be held at the Van Buren High School track located at 2001 Pointer Trail in Van Buren on June 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM.

May God Bless you.


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Susan Davis


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Greg Hampton
Re/Max Around The Mountains - Blue Ridge, GA
North Georgia Mountain Property,Blue Rid
My wife's best friend was diagnoised with cancer of colon in November. She passed away in Febuary. This is a tough way to go . It has changed the way I live, now I am trying to be a husband and my wife's new best friend. It has been hard on alot of us. I pray that God has his hand on you.
May 08, 2008 01:08 PM #1
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"
My step father died of colon cancer...they say that is the disease that will have you die of embarassment....I'm glad to hear that all is well with you......
May 08, 2008 01:18 PM #2
Susan Davis
Austin, TX
Excellence Advocate

Greg: I am sorry for the loss of your wifes best friend. One way that you both can celebrate her life and help bring awarness to what took her form this life is by participating in the Relay for Life in your area. It will help you in the greiving process as well.

Konnie: I am sorry for your loss. And yes, people dont like to talk about it. It just isnt as pleasant as taling about womens breasts for example. But we still have to talk about it. Get involved and make a difference. It takes so little to make such a difference.


May 08, 2008 03:51 PM #3

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  I lost one of my friends to stomach cancer one week ago.  My mother died from pancreatic cancer 10 years ago (originally she'd contracted breast cancer).

Keep fighting!

It's helped me enormously to be involved with the Relay for Life.  It's healing, invigorating and life affirming.




May 28, 2008 03:28 AM #4
Ross Quintana
Real E Smarter - Spokane, WA
Real E Smarter Real Estate Coach - 509-362-1966

Spokane Washington Real Estate Expert Thanks for the good words Susan, I will see what I can do. We all have such short lives. I'm so happy you are focused on others and helping open up the eyes of people who you talk with. Shalom!

Jun 12, 2008 11:12 AM #5
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