Board of Directors:
Jay Freedman, MBA
Mona Freedman, RN
Executive Director, VP
Doug Smith, CPA
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and women combined in the US and is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates about 141,210 people will be diagnosed in 2011 and that 49,380 will die from colorectal cancer in the US.
On average, the lifetime risk of developing colorectal cancer is about one in 20 (5.1%), however, this varies widely according to individual risk factors.
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Caring Communities is committed to using its resources to educate the public about colon and rectal cancer, to raise awareness of the need for early screening, to assist families in need, and to raise funds for research.
Caring Communities is pleased to announce its premiere Colon Cancer Fundraising event. Proceeds of this event will directly benefit Michael Shannon and his battle against early onset Stage IV colon cancer.
Buy Tickets Online to Rock Out Colon Cancer CLICK HERE
About Michael Shannon
At 46 years old, Michael Shannon is the picture of health. Born and raised in Pasadena, Maryland, a resident of Glendale, California; now lives and works for the Walt Disney Company in Hong Kong with his wife Jennifer. A non-smoker, athletic, fun-loving; Michael went to the doctor complaining of hemorrhoid symptoms. To everyone's utter surprise, he was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer that has already spread to his liver and lungs. He was and still is without symptoms, making the diagnosis and prognosis all the more shocking. (November 2011).
Michael continues to do well and has relocated to LA for his continued treatment at University of Southern California with oncologist Dr. Anthony El-Khoueiry. Surgery will take place at University of Southern California directed by oncologist Dr. Anthony El-Khoueiry after 6 to 8 chemotherapy treatments. (June 2012).
The Shannon Family Needs Help!
Michael's family is traveling back and forth between Baltimore and Los Angeles supporting Michael with his treatments as he continues his battle with Stage 4 Colon Cancer and is in need of airline travel points and Hilton Honors Points. Do you or someone you know have extra frequent flyer points and/or Hilton Honors points?
Please email ColonCancer@caringcommunities.org
or call 410-777-8867 for more information on how you can help.
Check out photos from our Rock Out Colon Cancer FUNdraiser
February 4th 2012:
All images courtsey of Don Markovitz Photography
A BIG thank you to Don for all his AMAZING photography!