Home » DMLO Cares » Kicking Butt With The Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Kicking Butt With The Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Colon Cancer Prevention Project Breakfast

We kicked off this morning at the Kicking Butt Over Breakfast friendraiser event benefiting the Colon Cancer Prevention Project.

The CCPP was founded in 2004 by Dr. Whitney Jones, a Louisville gastroenterologist with a passion for preventing colon cancer. Dr. Jones began the organization after diagnosing several patients with colon cancer within one week. Knowing the cancer is highly preventable with appropriate screening, he set out to make a change. Back then, only 1 in 3 Kentuckians were getting life-saving colon cancer screenings. Now, about 2 in 3 Kentuckians are getting screened, and the incidence rate is down more than 25 percent. We have gone from the 49th worst state to #20, and the state is now nationally renowned for its work, which includes a state-wide screening program for low-income, uninsured people.

Director and former DMLO President Jennifer Hughes is a young survivor of colon cancer, and recently joined the Board of CCPP. She spoke at the Never Too Young Forum to raise awareness of the increasing diagnosis of colon cancer in men and women under the age of 50.

If you would like to help kick butt too, click here to learn more.

Colon Cancer Prevention Project

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

What is 9 + 10 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:

Copyright © DMLO. All Rights Reserved. | 9300 Shelbyville Road, Suite 1100, Louisville, KY 40222