LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness LivON creates awareness for symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer & gives financial support to those under 50 battling Colon Cancer in Hampton Roads.
The LivON Foundation creates awareness for the symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer. In addition, LivON provides financial support to those 50 and younger in Hampton Roads, VA battling Colon Cancer. "Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer."
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The LivOn Foundation was created in honor of Olivia Naples Bostic. Olivia, at 37 years old and in the best physical shape of her life, was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. This means the cancer spread to other organs, including her liver and ovaries. Olivia, a Physician Assistant for 10 years, noticed symptoms and changes in her body that appeared to be minor or easily explained, but were not. When the practitioner became the patient, she wanted to help educate others about the symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer and help others deal with this diagnosis and treatment. Our mission is to educate and promote awareness for early detection of Colon Cancer for those under 50 years of age. Many individuals under age 50 go undiagnosed because symptoms are unnoticed, embarrassing to discuss, or are explained away for a person with no family history of Colon Cancer. Yet, Colon Cancer rates for those under 50 is on the rise; in fact 15% of all Colon Cancer patients are under 50. As a result, we at LivON Foundation are working to increase awareness of symptoms and hopeful prevention of Colon Cancer in those under 50. In addition, we work to financially support individuals 50 and younger affected by Colon Cancer.

Mission: Our mission is to educate and promote awareness for early detection of Colon Cancer for those under fifty years of age. Many individuals under age fifty go undiagnosed because symptoms are unnoticed, embarrassing to discuss, or are explained away for a person with no family history of Colon Cancer. As a result, we at LivON Foundation are working to increase awareness of symptoms and hopeful prevention of Colon Cancer in those under fifty. In addition, we work to financially support individuals 50 and younger and families affected by Colon Cancer in Hampton Roads, Virginia.

09/25/2019

Thank you golfers and sponsors! You helped many local patient's and families! 7th Annual LivON Golf Tournament!

09/17/2019

Almost time for 7th Annual LivON Golf Tournament! Still want to play? Email [email protected]

Thank you Wareing's Gym and Commonwealth Brewing Company, and the many members and guests who supported Liv ON at the Th...
04/26/2019

Thank you Wareing's Gym and Commonwealth Brewing Company, and the many members and guests who supported Liv ON at the Thirsty Thursday Charity Workout for LivON. Your continued love and support for LivON means more than you know.

04/09/2019
04/05/2019
An excellent (quick) read on why YOU need to be your BEST ADVOCATE. Young Adult Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis happens becaus...
03/31/2019
Colon cancer misdiagnosis in younger adults is a concern, study suggests

An excellent (quick) read on why YOU need to be your BEST ADVOCATE. Young Adult Colon Cancer Misdiagnosis happens because it seems like they are just that....YOUNG.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/03/30/health/colon-rectal-cancer-misdiagnosed-young-adults-study/index.html?fbclid=IwAR39O4qArk15_KjJ2jjm1owm8k-SxxAYHLaWIyoS8iOhiP_4uUYeD9NIFuM

While most colon and rectal cancer patients older than 50 are diagnosed in the early stages of disease, younger patients tend to be diagnosed at advanced stages, research suggests. Does this mean colorectal cancer initially is misdiagnosed in younger patients?

PLEASE! Save the Date for the 7th Annual LivON Golf Tournament!
03/31/2019

PLEASE! Save the Date for the 7th Annual LivON Golf Tournament!

Lisa's booty always makes a great statement for LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness. Support LivON via the link bel...
03/26/2019

Lisa's booty always makes a great statement for LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness. Support LivON via the link below!

Ready for the Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K!  Liv ON #Runforyourbum #Knowthesymptoms
03/23/2019

Ready for the Don’t Sit on Colon Cancer 5K! Liv ON
#Runforyourbum #Knowthesymptoms

Blood in stool, Constipation, feeling you need to go and go, narrow or watery stools, any change in your bowel habits, u...
03/12/2019

Blood in stool, Constipation, feeling you need to go and go, narrow or watery stools, any change in your bowel habits, unexplained abdominal pain. Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer!

Liv ON
03/07/2019

Liv ON

It is Colon Cancer Awareness Month...Do you know the symptoms of Colon Cancer? www.livonfoundation.org
03/05/2019

It is Colon Cancer Awareness Month...Do you know the symptoms of Colon Cancer? www.livonfoundation.org

More and more people under 50 are being diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Know your body.  Talk to your doctor when you see c...
02/28/2019
Lowcountry doctor says colon cancer rates skyrocketing in patients under 50

More and more people under 50 are being diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Know your body. Talk to your doctor when you see changes.
https://abcnews4.com/news/local/lowcountry-doctor-says-colon-cancer-rates-skyrocketing-in-patients-under-50?fbclid=IwAR0SVqpiLMmh4RHdUhI2sx1LzDUHeW8J2P2cZspaR6RwHZR_i8nzzu6p8vM

They call colorectal cancer the silent killer, because the signs often go undiagnosed until it's too late. Now, a Lowcountry doctor says rates in young people are drastically increasing. One young woman has an amazing survival story that almost didn't happen. Marielle McLeod, 36, thought she was far...

We all do it!  But if something changes in your body...talk to your doctor!
02/19/2019

We all do it! But if something changes in your body...talk to your doctor!

Liv ON
02/14/2019

Liv ON

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02/11/2019

Follow us LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness!

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02/07/2019

Show that someone you care on Valentine's Day and every day by choosing @LivON Foundation on your AmazonSmile account! Works the same as Amazon!

Today is World Cancer Day!  Spread the word, tell your story, donate, or just say a prayer! And @Liv ON
02/04/2019

Today is World Cancer Day! Spread the word, tell your story, donate, or just say a prayer! And @Liv ON

Please Save the Date!
01/24/2019

Please Save the Date!

Thank you so much to One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning for your donation of $5000 to LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Aw...
12/27/2018

Thank you so much to One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning for your donation of $5000 to LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness! Your support will make a huge impact on local patients and their families! And thank you all for voting!

Congratulations to the LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness!!! They are the latest winners of our quarterly One Hour Cares contest and $5,000.

Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer...Funky PooFeeling you need to go and goNarrow or watery stoolsConstipationBlood in st...
12/03/2018

Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer...
Funky Poo
Feeling you need to go and go
Narrow or watery stools
Constipation
Blood in stool
Any change to your bowel habits that is unusual for you.
FAMILY HISTORY.
Don't be afraid to talk about your POO!
Livonfoundation.org

11/28/2018

Thank you again to all who support Liv ON LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness for #GivingTuesday! Your support will directly impact local Hampton Roads patients!
LIV ON!

11/21/2018
LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness and Liv ON work in honor of Olivia Naples Bostic "Liv" who never wanted her diagnosis to burden others. She stayed positive and wanted her experience with Colon Cancer to help others who needed it. #Donate #GivingTuesday
LivON's Giving Tuesday Fundraiser

Olivia Naples Bostic remained positive during her diagnosis and treatment. Only allowing herself a little pity. She laughed a lot, cried a little, and never let us feel sorry for her. Life will throw you lemons, make lemonade. Thank you, Jesse Wareing, for this interview.

Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer and know your body! Talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body or the follo...
11/17/2018

Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer and know your body! Talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body or the following:
Blood in stool, constipation, feeling you need to go and go, narrow stools, loose or watery stools. Do you have a family history of CC? Are you overweight or smoke? Talk to your doctor today!

Did you know? #coloncancerawareness #screeningsaveslives

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11/06/2018

PLEASE VOTE!

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Our mission is to educate and promote awareness for early detection of Colon Cancer for those 50 years of age and under. At LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness, we are working to increase awareness of symptoms and hopeful prevention of Colon Cancer in those 50 and under. In addition, we work to give financial support individuals 50 and under affected by Colon Cancer in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. $5000 would help us to be able to help more patients in our local community who are undergoing colon cancer treatment.

Don't put it off! Talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body! Any changes!
09/28/2018

Don't put it off! Talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body! Any changes!

Please take 2 seconds to vote for Liv ON LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness to receive $5,000 for local Hampton Ro...
09/24/2018

Please take 2 seconds to vote for Liv ON LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness to receive $5,000 for local Hampton Roads Patients 50 and younger battling Colon Cancer in honor of Olivia Naples Bostic! Your support makes a huge difference! Thank you!
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Our mission is to educate and promote awareness for early detection of Colon Cancer for those 50 years of age and under. At LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness, we are working to increase awareness of symptoms and hopeful prevention of Colon Cancer in those 50 and under. In addition, we work to give financial support individuals 50 and under affected by Colon Cancer in the Hampton Roads, Virginia, area. $5000 would help us to be able to help more patients in our local community who are undergoing colon cancer treatment.

09/18/2018

Olivia Naples Bostic never wanted her diagnosis to get her down. Looking at the positive, she hoped her story would inspire others to talk to their doctors when they see changes to their body and that her story could bring awareness to Colon Cancer. She always looked at the positive, that having cancer gave her more time with family and helped others. Liv ON Olivia!

A recent WHO study reminds us that physical activity is a necessity!  150 minutes a week, 30 min a day, of moderate acti...
09/05/2018
'Pandemic' of inactivity increases disease risk worldwide, WHO study says

A recent WHO study reminds us that physical activity is a necessity! 150 minutes a week, 30 min a day, of moderate activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a day will help prevent many cancers, heart disease, and improve mental health. So grab a friend and get out there!

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/04/health/exercise-physical-activity-who-study/index.html

Around the globe, about one in three women and nearly one in four men does not exercise enough to stay healthy, according to a new analysis.

Olivia Naples Bostic always had a positive outlook on her Colon Cancer diagnosis.  She never let it get her down and wan...
09/02/2018

Olivia Naples Bostic always had a positive outlook on her Colon Cancer diagnosis. She never let it get her down and wanted to help others struggling with treatment and medical bills. So, we learned to take a breath and LIV ON!
www.livonfoundation.org

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness
09/02/2018

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness raises money for those 50 and younger battling Colon Cancer in Hampton Roads, V...
08/30/2018
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LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness raises money for those 50 and younger battling Colon Cancer in Hampton Roads, Virginia. Incidence rates for Colon Cancer in this population have been on the rise. Many patients have late stage diagnoses and often need extensive treatment, costing the patient money and much time off of work. Your support matters! Liv ON www.livonfoundation.org

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06/17/2018

LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness's cover photo

Have you seen changes to your body, or bowels?  Do you feel the need to go and go? Have narrow stools? Watery stools? Fe...
06/13/2018

Have you seen changes to your body, or bowels? Do you feel the need to go and go? Have narrow stools? Watery stools? Feel constipated? See any changes to your usual habits or poops? (YES LOOK!) THEN CALL YOUR DOCTOR! Though this doesn't always indicate colon cancer, talk to your doctor when you see changes! 45 years +?? Time for a colonoscopy! Liv ON 6th Annual LivON Charity Golf Tournament

03/29/2018
03/17/2018
Sentara Healthcare

Thank you Sentara Healthcare for discussing Colon Cancer symptoms and prevention! Know the symptoms! Blood in stool, constipation, feeling you need to go and go, narrow stools, ANY change to your bowel habits should be discussed with your doctor! Liv ON LivON Foundation: Colon Cancer Awareness #knowthesymptoms

Live Q&A with Dr. Glen Arluk and Lisa Hall, LivOn Foundation, on colon cancer among Millennials.

Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body!
03/17/2018

Don't be afraid to talk to your doctor when you see changes to your body!

11/13/2017

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Over 30% of Virginians are considered obese. Do you part to prevent diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Colon ...
07/14/2017
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Over 30% of Virginians are considered obese. Do you part to prevent diseases such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Colon Cancer. Get moving! Balance your plate with Veggies, protein and whole grains. Visit Choose MyPlate to see how your plate should look.

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ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healthier diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and other user-friendly nutrition information.

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The LivOn Foundation was created in honor of Olivia Naples Bostic. Olivia, at 37 years old and in the best physical shape of her life, was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. This means the cancer spread to other organs, including her liver and ovaries. Olivia, a Physician Assistant for 10 years, noticed symptoms and changes in her body that appeared to be minor or easily explained, but were not. When the practitioner became the patient, she wanted to help educate others about the symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer and help others deal with this diagnosis and treatment. Our mission is to educate and promote awareness for early detection of Colon Cancer for those under 50 years of age. In addition, we provide financial assistance to individuals 50 and younger in the Hampton Roads area diagnosed with Colon Cancer. Many individuals under age 50 go undiagnosed because symptoms are unnoticed, embarrassing to discuss, or are explained away for a person with no family history of Colon Cancer. Yet, Colon Cancer rates for those under 50 is on the rise; in fact 15% of all Colon Cancer patients are under 50. As a result, we at LivON Foundation are working to increase awareness of symptoms and hopeful prevention of Colon Cancer in those under 50. Know the Symptoms of Colon Cancer!

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Hello my is Colleen. My Husband is Richard Rodenheiser He worked for Con Edison ( The Electric Company in NYC ) from May 1987 to August 2006. Let me start by saying Richard and I have been together for 27 years and married 22 of those years. We have been to hell and back. My Husband Richard was working on 9/11. He saw the towers fall from the East 16 St. yard In May 2016, He started to get sick. Severe Pulmonary issues. Asthma, Sleep Apnea, Chronic coughing fits. Doctors did 2 sleep studies and found Richard would stop breathing to many times to count. He was getting treatments and medications like mad crazy. He also needs to sleep with a CPAP machine all the time. Then August came around and he had some blood drawn and 2 days later, his doctor calls him at work and says get to the hospital now. They admitted him right away. His hemoglobin levels were at 6 points instead of the normal 13 to 15 points. He was possibly bleeding internally. The did an endoscopy down his throat and into his stomach, nothing was found. Then 2 days later a Colonoscopy was done. Almost 15 years later, he was been diagnosed with Stage 3C Colon Cancer. The Doctors said he has had it at least 10 years growing inside him. Colon Cancer does NOT run in his family on either side. We now are finding out that Colon Cancer is getting more and more attention with so many being diagnosed with it, from being on the pile and working around ground zero. After seeing an Oncologist at DePaul Hospital, he turned out to be a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HYDE character. We went to Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philly. On Sept 21st 2016 Richard had his whole left side of his Colon removed along with a 14.2 cm by cm 12 cm tumor laying on his spleen and many blood-vessels. On Nov 10th 2016 Richard had a Chemo Port put in his Chest. He started his chemotherapy the same day as the chemo port installation. In Jan 2017, His tumor was genetically tested and after 12 weeks, we got the results, there was no genetic component, what so ever that caused his cancer it was due to toxic exposure at ground zero. We were also told that the tumors age was over 12 years old. The doctors at Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia is where Richard is getting all his treatment done. The doctors said that this type of cancer has not been seen since, we dropped the bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. But now it is being seen in to many first responders and workers that were at ground zero, since 9/11. As of today, May 24th 2017 Richards treatment consists of 1 chemo infusion that lasts 4 hours, then the following day he starts taking chemotherapy pills for 14 days. He gets a 1 week break and we repeat the cycle all-over again. He has had 7 chemo infusions so far and too many Chemo pills to count. We travel back on May 30th for his 8th inusion. We travel from Norfolk, Virginia to Philadelphia every 21 days. Richard was approved for the World Trade Center Logistics Health Program. We have applied for Social Security Disability and were denied. Now we have lawyers working on that. We are part of the Victims Compensation Fund Lawsuits, but may not see anything for a long time. He is NOT allowed to work anymore. The Chemo is wrecking his immune system and the Neuropathy affects his hand, arms, leg and feet. He is constantly in pain. He is depressed, angry and pissed off. The reason for my long post is this, we need help. Ours daughters and son in law are helping, but it is not enough. My sister started a go fund me page for us and it seems like it is at a stand still. I am posting it here, hoping that anyone can help at all. Every little bit counts. Thank you so much for listening Sincerely, Colleen Rodenheiser