It's that time of year again. Time to get our rears in gear. Please consider donating to this cause which is so dear to my heart. Or even better, join us as we walk together as Andrea's Blue Brigade. Colon Cancer has forever changed my life...In the fall of 2003, at the age of 27, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. In 2011 I started with yearly colonoscopies. In February of 2015, my tests showed some narrowing in the lower colon but no cancer. My doctor rechecked me 3 months later in May. I had just celebrated my 39th birthday at the end of April. The tests showed I had colon cancer. I had all but a few inches of my colon removed two weeks later. After surgery the doctor gave us the bad news that the tumor was bigger than they thought and it had spread to a lymph node, it was stage 3. Therefore I would need chemo and radiation once I recovered from the surgery. The next 11 months I fought the toughest battle of my life. A battle I would have never made it through without my faith in God and my family. My husband never left my side. Our three girls, at the time were 5, 7 and 9. They will all need to start having colonoscopies at the age of 29. This walk and all those like it go a long way in the fight against colon cancer. This walk brings awareness to the nation's number 2 cancer killer. Its personal nature makes it an uncomfortable topic but we need to talk about it! This walk means so much to me, to be surrounded by so many warriors and their support systems. We walk together to honor all those who have fought and continue to fight and we walk in memory of all those who have lost their battle.