Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

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Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby Staci's team » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:19 pm

Hey all! We thought we'd celebrate Cyber Monday by rolling out the 2014 Colondar application! If you were diagnosed with colorectal cancer under the age of 50 -- or if you know someone who was -- use the following link to complete the application.

http://www.colonclub.com/2014-colondar-application/

The deadline for applications is January 25, 2013. Mark the date on your calendar so that you don't miss it!

On behalf of The Colon Club's Board of Directors, we thank you in advance for your willingness to share your story and help to raise awareness.


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Clinical dx Stage II/III rectal cancer, 7/2009
APR surgery 11/09 leading to...
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby jean60 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:31 pm

Hello. I read this call for applications and I must admit to much curiousity about why there is an age limit. I mean no disrespect with my question; I simply want to learn the reasoning behind the guidelines. Thank you!

Jean
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby eitter » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:01 am

jean60 wrote:Hello. I read this call for applications and I must admit to much curiousity about why there is an age limit. I mean no disrespect with my question; I simply want to learn the reasoning behind the guidelines. Thank you!

Jean


Jean that is a good question and I see you are new to the Forum, so welcome!

I am not sure how much you have read of how The Colon Club got started, but the answer to your question is the reason why the Colon Club was started to bring awareness to Colorectal Cancer and mostly that people under 50 can and DO get it. The Us Government says you should be 50 when you get your colonoscopy, and actually that is much to late for many of us here! So the Primary purpose of the Colondar is to tell the stories of people that were under 50! Please read the story of the how the Colondar got started and The Colon Club story, the stories are spread out on the website.

Now having said all of that, by no means is this a forum only for people under 50, although a great deal of us are under 50, there are lots over 50 too.
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby jean60 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:36 am

Hello Liz and thank you so much for your reply! I had a sneaky feeling I was skipping the part where I do some research of my own first before asking the question. I appreciate your quick response and I appreciate the mission. I know that both my children will be having colonscopies well before 50. Incredibly worthy mission that you good folks have taken on and I thank you.

Jean
Dx Rectal Cncr 5/12
Stage III
5 weeks Chemo (5FU) & Radiation completed
LAR with temporary ileostomy 9/12, complete response
Began FOLFOX 10/12. oxil reduced after tx 1, eliminated after tx 2. Now 5FU.
Finished 1/13
Ileostomy reversal 5/13

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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby bob bones. » Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:48 pm

Do you have to be US based as I'm in the UK?

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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby CRguy » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:01 pm

bob bones you would have to use the contact The Colon Club link directly from this Colondar Application page http://www.colonclub.com/2014-colondar-application/

To my knowledge, there is an annual meeting of all participants in the US, where the actual photoshoot is done.
Those in charge of the Colondar project will have the exact information for you but have already provided this information on the same page :
** Please note that models chosen will need to attend the entire Colondar weekend. Dates will be provided ASAP.
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby Staci's team » Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:06 pm

To Bob Bones -- I'll pass your question along to the group that's running the Colondar production effort. Stay tuned for a response....


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Clinical dx Stage II/III rectal cancer, 7/2009
APR surgery 11/09 leading to...
Pathological dx Stage IIIB, ypT3N1M0, 11/2009
http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/staciwills
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby Bob Bones » Sat Dec 01, 2012 8:46 pm

Many thanks, wouldn't want to fill in that rather large application for nothing!
Sigmoid Tumor 5cm T(3) , 11/23 nodes
Stage IIIC at age 37, Poorly differentiated
Surgery 23/01/06 ( Laparoscopic )
Converted to Formal because of my anatomy!
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NED 10 years (touch wood)
Lynch Syndrome MSH2

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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby madsmom » Fri Dec 28, 2012 7:12 am

I successfully completed the application ~ what a great opportunity it would be to spread the word about getting screened!

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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby stephenlamb » Mon Dec 31, 2012 7:42 am

My wife is on her 10th treatment of folfox. Diagnosed at age. Of 29. I guess my question is do u halt to have a scar ? She has no surgeries as of yet just hoping for some!
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby eitter » Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:17 am

stephenlamb wrote:My wife is on her 10th treatment of folfox. Diagnosed at age. Of 29. I guess my question is do u halt to have a scar ? She has no surgeries as of yet just hoping for some!


The shoot is in June, so surgery can't obviously be around them and due to the remoteness of shoot AKA not much medical help, I still think the rule is NOT to still be in active treatment. I hope that answers your question. And I do not think I have ever seen a model without a scar, in fact part of the application process is to take a picture of your stomach to submit.
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DX 05/06 Rectal
6 Weeks radiation with 5FU
LAR 10/06 Stage III
Temp Ileo, reversal failed in 05/07 after 1m in hospital came out with a permanent colostomy
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby NWgirl » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:42 pm

I did notice in the 2013 Colondar that 4 of the models do not show their scars in their pics; not sure why. Scars or not, the 2013 is a work of art - as always. :mrgreen:

As for being in treatment, I was in treatment when I did the photo shoot for the 2012 Colondar (chemo). That said, I had a pretty good idea of how I delt with my treatment - and felt secure in being several hours drive from the closest medical facility. Looking back I probably arranged to take a short chemo break during that time. Liz brings up a good point - the photo shoot is in upstate NY in the middle of nowhere - so if you have ANY concern about what your medical situation may be (photo shoot is a 4 day weekend in June usually); it would be best to wait to apply in a year that you are in a stable place medically.
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby handicap18 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:15 pm

I submitted my application without a picture of my scar. I just had surgery on Dec 10th and wanted to get my app in before that. My scar is just about ready for a picture, so if they still need one I told them that I can submit it afterwards.
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9/24 11 tx - CEA 12.9 10/4 CT scan - no lesions in lungs.
12/10 Rectal tumor removed
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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby Anonymouse » Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:59 pm

I am very up in the air about doing this. It's been just over 3 years since my DX and I am always looking for more ways to make people aware of this disease and aware of Lynch Syndrome. Just not sure I'm right for it.
Dx 9/2009 with 2 cancers in colon
KRAS wild,HNPCC/Lynch Syndrome (MSH2)
T3,N1,M0 Poorly differentiated Signet Ring
Total colectomy with ileorectal anastomosis 10/2009
FOLFOX complete 5/2010

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Re: Now accepting applications for 2014 Colondar models

Postby NWgirl » Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:09 pm

Anonymouse wrote:I am very up in the air about doing this. It's been just over 3 years since my DX and I am always looking for more ways to make people aware of this disease and aware of Lynch Syndrome. Just not sure I'm right for it.


I sent you a PM - if you have any other questions, just let me know!
Belle - "Don't Retreat - Reload"DX 10/07 Stage III Rectal
Surgery 11/07; 27 of 38 nodes
Perm Colostomy 8/11
12/10 recurrence lungs & LN's
VATS Jan 2011
Radiation Oct 2013
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