RENPD wrote:Hello, My name is Ronnie Norris from McGehee, Arkansas. I was diagnosed with Stage III Colon Cancer on August 14, 2008. I have had successful colon resection surgery, 9 treatments of Folfox and 2 additional treatments of 5FU and Leucovorin. I am a hospital pharmacist and owner of a retail drug store here in Southeast Arkansas. I had a clean pet scan in December 2008 and a clean CT Scan in May 2009. I am very blessed to have come this far in a year. I am interested in participating in the Big Dam Problem on Aug 29. My wife and I are planning on being there and possibly other family members. Since I am so new to this, can anyone tell me more about the events of that day? Should we register online or wait until the day of the event. How long will this event last?
Thanks for all your help.
Ronnie Norris PD
First off, Hooray for your clean scan this May!
We would love to have you come up for the walk. It's great fun and brings
so much awareness about colorectal cancer to Arkansas. I would suggest
that you go ahead and register for the event. That way we know for sure to
have your Colondar and t-shirt ready and waiting! You can register atwww.BigDamProblem.com
. If you would also like to fundraise for The Colon
Club and/or form a team, you can register at Active.com (there are
instructions on www.BigDamProblem.com
The actual walking across the bridge begins at 9:00 a.m. I suggest that
you get there a little early to pick up your gift bag and to be comfortably
ready for the walk. If you'd like to come in the night before or stay
Saturday night, we have a reduced rate of $79 at the Hilton on University
in Little Rock for participants. Just call them (501-664-5020) and tell
them that you are with The Colon Club. After walking across the bridge, we
have a little program and then walk back across.
We are working on an event for Saturday night for all survivors and
friends. We don't have the details hammered down yet, but it's something
to keep in mind for your planning.
Please feel free to email me if you have any additional questions. I'm
happy to be of assistance!