Thank you! St. Louis Undy 5000 Biggest in the Country

I wanted to send a huge thank you to the more than 130 Powered by Hope team members who participated in the St. Louis Undy 5000 this weekend! You guys are awesome.  With your support we were one of the largest fundraisers with more than $6,000.

Also, thank you to anyone who participated in the race, whether you participated in person or through your generous donations. The St. Louis race was the largest in the country EVER with more than 2,400 participants raising $165,000! Your contributions will go to help save lives through research, education and prevention.

I couldn’t do what I do without your support.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

Today is the last day of March, which means Colon Cancer Awareness Month is wrapping up. There are many ways you can stay informed and involved with this cause throughout the year. For more information about the Undy 5000 or the Colon Cancer Alliance, visit:

The Elephant in the Room – Let’s talk about Colorectal Cancer

elephant-in-room-colorectal-cancerI’m always looking for avenues to create awareness for colorectal cancer and the importance of screening and early detection. I recently had the pleasure of being featured as Exact Sciences Hero of the Month (May). Exact Sciences is a molecular diagnostics company focused on colorectal cancer. As part of the interview, I was asked why, in my opinion, it is important for people to be educated about the disease and the prevention methods. My answer was simple:

“No one wants to talk about colorectal cancer. Really it is a humbling cancer. Who wants to discuss such personal matters? I try to do so with humor. We must educate the general population that with screening, this cancer can be prevented. It is the third most commonly Read More