Fundraising Spotlight: Angela Caldwell
Angela Caldwell, who has a close friend who lost her husband to colon cancer, held a Thirty-One Gifts party to raise money for the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Angela, who sells the products, had the event at her home and donated all the proceeds - around $600.
The event also provided education on colon cancer, and the ladies spent the afternoon shopping and eating home-made food.
Thank you Angela!
Fundraising Spotlight: Patty Francis
Patty Francis started fundraising for the Project after her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer at age 64.
"We knew what we were going through was preventable," said Patty, of Louisville. "We knew no one should go through what she was going through."
Patty and her family organized a fundraiser for the Project a year after their mom's diagnosis by selling food at their family restaurant and inviting the whole community.
Months later, her family organized a team at the Project's Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run, and Patty had a Dress in Blue Day at her office in March 2012 where she collected donations for the Project. She also helped spread the word on the Bottoms Up Bash, helping the Project get a crowd there for its first annual event.
"I don't meet a person I don't ask if they've been screened," Patty said.
Fundraising Spotlight: Meredith Booth
Meredith's mother in January 2012 had a major surgery to avoid getting colon cancer. Since then, Meredith has made it a mission to make sure people know about colon cancer screening.
She trained for the Derby miniMarathon and joined the Colon Cancer Prevention Project's team, raising $600 for the Project.
"I just sent letters and Facebook messages to friends, family, and coworkers," Meredith said. "I edited the letter to tell my mom's story and so people could understand why the cause is so important to me."
Meredith is joining our Walk Away from Colon Cancer & 5K Run planning committee this summer! Welcome Meredith!