My name is Chris Chastain, and I am the new intern, happy to join the team at the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. I am a senior at Bellarmine University and will be graduating in May with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a minor in Communications. Raised in southern Indiana, I enjoy following Indiana sports teams. In my spare time, I like to play golf and spend time taking in the outdoors. I am looking forward to graduating and starting a career.
I am particularly excited to begin working as an intern due to my connection to the cause. My mother was diagnosed with colon, liver and breast cancer in late 2005. After chemo, radiation, and prayers, she joined the ranks of cancer survivors and has recently hit her 5 year mark of being cancer free. My family is very grateful for my mother's health and happiness. We appreciate all of the doctors and organizations who helped her and our family through this very difficult time. I think raising awareness for cancer is a crucial part of preventing other families from going through what my family has experienced. This is a great opportunity for me to give back and learn about the dynamics of a great organization doing great things in the community.