2022 Dates Now Set!
2022 Dates Now Set!
Help Us Win This Fight!!
Every parent’s worst nightmare became our new reality on November 11, 2020, when our 25-year-old son, Brad, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. As we have learned throughout Brad’s treatment journey, more and more people under the age of 40 in the United States are receiving this frightening diagnosis as colorectal cancer is now one of the world’s most diagnosed cancers.
Brad has undergone two very extensive surgeries, eleven rounds of chemotherapy and currently shows no evidence of disease. But because his cancer was advanced to stage four, it has a 90% chance of returning. The best way to assist those fighting cancer realize their hopes and dreams of a longer life is through research.
To fuel lifesaving research, we recently formed the Franzen Colon Cancer Research Fund. All proceeds will go to The Seidman Cancer Center for Colon Cancer Research and the University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center. Time is of the essence, as medical advances due to research are saving lives daily.
Carol and Mark Franzen
• Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women in the United States
• Colon Cancer affects both men and women of all ethnicities
• People with colon cancer may feel completely healthy
• Colon cancer may be inherited
• All men and women should have a screening colonoscopy as early as age 45
• Many Americans are not being screened for colon cancer when they should, despite the life-saving benefits
• Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable types of cancer
• Colonoscopy is the most effective colorectal cancer screening test
• Adopting healthy habits may help lower your colorectal cancer risk
• Colorectal screening saves lives!
Early detection of colon cancer through screening can save a person’s life. The 5-year survival rate after detection and treatment of early-stage colon cancer can be as high as 90%.
Unfortunately, the 5-year survival rate after treatment of late-stage colon cancer is as low as 12%.
Treatment of colon cancer is much more effective and even curable if it is detected early.
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With all of us working together, we can accomplish great things. To volunteer or contribute to our fundraiser, send us a message. We will get back to you soon.
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