Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 22nd - Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day

Guest blogger - Micki

Today is March 22nd Lynch Syndrome Hereditary Cancer Awareness Day.  Proclamations signed by Ohio and West Virginia Governors along with several other states. 

Rachel started this project last year, she had letters for supporters to sign at Relay for Life and send to Columbus.  Rachel wanted to bring awareness to this horrible diagnosis.  With the help of friends and family Rachel's goal was achieved.  Her childhood friend, Aryn, submitted the proclamation to West Virginia and it was signed in enough time to get a mention on a local tv morning show.  Mom and I handed out Lynch Syndrome informational pamphlets to general practitioners, gynecologic practice, Veteran's Affairs, physician's assistant program and cancer care center.  Because of Rachel's efforts and legacy more families will be better prepared to prevent Lynch cancers.

~Micki, the big sister.