I bet that picture got your attention….

Did you know colon cancer is on the rise in young adults and if you were born in the 1990’s, you are 4x’s more likely to be diagnosed than someone born in 1950? And if found in the early stages, the survival rate is 90%. I didn’t know that until recently.

A little over a year ago, a friend from high school was diagnosed with stage IV Colon Cancer – at age 34. There was no family history and no genetic predisposition. When it comes to Colon Cancer, most people don’t even have symptoms until they are stage IV – because it takes the tumor years to grow before you start getting stomach aches. “It’s becoming an epidemic” is what he & his wife have been told by numerous doctors since beginning this journey.

On Saturday November 10th, they are hosting a fundraiser, Shop Your Ass Off for Colon Cancer, at a private home in Newtown. It was created to raise awareness, remind people to take control of their health and listen to their bodies, and raise money for critical research and a push for a younger screening age. Did you know this year the American Cancer Society lowered the regular colonoscopy screening age to 45? With that being said, we’ve decided to bring this event online in hopes of raising more awareness about early screening, and raise even more money for research. Because who doesn’t like to shop while raising money for a great cause!

A portion of the proceeds of all the purchases you make through the links below will be donated back to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA). This non profit works incredibly hard to create awareness to reduce the risk of colon cancer in others and they continue to invest a lot of money into research to find a cure. Wouldn’t it be great if younger adults were given the opportunity for a colonoscopy as a preventive measure?

So SHOP for yourself, SHOP for a birthday gift, SHOP early for the holidays (Christmas is less than 2 months away!), and SHOP for the cause.

Fashion, Jewelry, and Accessories
Peach  Comfortable clothing for Gym, Work, & Play
10% of sales donated back to CCA

Stella & Dot – Trendy jewelry, clothing & accessories
Earn $25 for every $50 you spend through 12/11
25% of sales donated back to CCA

Touchstone Crystal – Beautiful Jewelry all made with Swarovski Crystal
*please contact Siobhan Casey via link for host name. Orders must be placed by Nov 15th to be included in donations
20% of sales donated back to CCA

 

Beauty/Nutrition
Arbonne Pure, Botanically based Skincare, Bath & Body Care (including babies) and Nutritional Products made in Europe
*Ask how to become a Preferred Client to save 20% for a whole year on every purchase
15% of sales donated back to CCA

Rodan & Fields – Anti-aging & life changing skincare
15% of sales donated back to CCA

 

Essential Oils
Doterra Oils – Essential Oils that are distilled from plants, naturally safe and effective *orders must be placed by Nov 30th to be included in donations
20% of sales donated back to CCA

You can read about the Colon Cancer Alliance here.

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