A mission to raise awareness of
young-onset colorectal cancer
#LiveLikeRach is a mission to raise awareness of young-onset colorectal cancer. We want to make known the signs of colorectal cancer, and to impart a sense of importance of screening for early detection.
#LiveLikeRach was founded to spread awareness of young-onset colorectal cancer after Rachel battled the disease at the age of 33. Early screening can make all the difference in preventing young-onset cases from being diagnosed at advanced stages.
Rachel took the battle in stride by taking an interest in the research and starting a blog to document findings and her experiences. If detected early, colorectal cancer can be treatable. #LiveLikeRach aims to continue Rachel’s desire to spread awareness of young-onset colorectal cancer.
of young people with colorectal cancer are diagnosed at advanced stages
By the year 2030, the number of young-onset colon cancer diagnoses is predicted to double and the number of young-onset rectal cancer diagnoses is expected to quadruple.
Since 1994, the number of young-onset colorectal cancer cases has increased by
of rectal cancer diagnoses occur in people under 50 in the US
Livelikerach.org, like most charities, relies on the generosity and compassion of others who, like Rach, want to make a difference in the world. She had a good start with the beautiful messages and solemn warnings in her blog. As Rach wrote these words, she knew she had limited time to share her story and wake other people her age up to the grim reality of a potentially fatal disease being overlooked because of their youth.
With whatever time we have left, we will continue pressing forward with Rachel’s legacy by distributing rack cards and bookmarks, billboards, newspaper spreads, magazine articles, speaking engagements, t-shirt sales, fundraisers, one-on-one meetings with medical professionals; television spots or doing whatever it takes to get her message out. How you can help is by donating to her fund to allow us to continue these efforts.