Nick has always been diligent keeping up with cancer screenings, such as colonoscopies. Unfortunately after losing his job, he could no longer afford the costs associated with the screening. He turned to Kentucky CancerLink for help.
Through our partnership with the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department and the Kentucky Colon Cancer Screening Program, we were able to provide him with a take-home colon cancer screening kit. Due to having a positive result, he was then scheduled for a colonoscopy. Polyps were removed and he has peace of mind that he took the steps that he needed in order to stay healthy for his family.
Nick recently testified on behalf of Kentucky CancerLink and the Colon Cancer Screening Program to the Health and Welfare Committee in Frankfort. We thank Nick for his willingness to speak out about how this life-saving, early detection cancer screening helped him.
If you are 50 or older (45 or older African American) please contact the Kentucky CancerLink office at 859.309.1700 for more information about colon cancer screening.
If you would like to DONATE to Kentucky CancerLink to help more Kentuckians like Nick,click here! Our mission is made possible by the generosity of businesses and individuals in our community.
In the news...
Founder and Executive Director, Vicki Blevins-Booth and Kim Blakeman (daughter), Kentucky CancerLink Certified Patient Navigator. Together, they began the work that is Kentucky CancerLink today.
Dream Until Your Dreams Come True.....and don't stop there. Have you ever wondered how the grassroots organization, Kentucky CancerLink began?
Click here to read about the dream of Kentuckian, Vicki Blevins-Booth that turned into a reality.
Written by Melissa Karrer, Kentucky CancerLink Community Relations. Published by
KYForward - Kentucky's Online Newspaper.
A special thanks to Judy Clabes, Editor and Publisher for including content on KYForward.
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Planning is underway for the 2nd Annual Brave Faces of Cancer 5K! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 28, 2016. The race will be held at Coldstream Park in Lexington, KY. For updates, click here to "LIKE" the Brave Faces of Cancer 5K Facebook Page.
If you'd like to register for the race and take advantage of early bird pricing, CLICK HERE!
Stay tuned for more information about Kentucky CancerLink's
#until Campaign in
June 2016. June is currently National Cancer Survivor Month.
Our mission for this campaign is to spread awareness that UNTIL there is a cure, we have work to do NOW to help those who are "in the ditch" during their cancer journey.
The need for helping Kentucky cancer patients is significant. If you would like more information on how to be involved in Kentucky CancerLink's #until Campaign, contact Melissa Karrer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kentucky CancerLink office will be closed on 12/31/15 and 1/1/16!
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Happy New Year!!
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