This month, we are happy to be supporting two very different types of cancer. March is dedicated to Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Kidney Cancer Awareness Month!
Colon cancer affects your large intestine (or your colon). Often, you may hear people say that March is also Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colorectal cancer just refers to the combination of colon and rectal cancers.
Unfortunately, with colon cancer, symptoms are not typically experienced in the early stage. This is why there is a push for regular colon screenings! It is a very treatable disease, but only when caught early enough.
One of the biggest advocates for colon cancer is Katie Couric! She is widely known for serving as an anchor on NBC News, but is currently working as an anchor for Yahoo Global News. She is also one of the founders of Stand Up to Cancer, a cancer research organization that we regularly donate proceeds of our jewelry sales to.
18 years ago, her husband, Jay, was diagnosed with colon cancer. He eventually passed away, which made Katie completely rethink her life’s purpose. She has decided to make it her life’s work to fight to find a cure for all cancers. She says, “This work has given my life real purpose, and I’m often reminded how important it is.” You can learn more about her story here. We are so grateful to be able to use our similar mission to support hers.
Kidney cancer, on the other hand, is caused when kidney cells grow substantially and become cancerous. Like most cancers, when caught early, it can be treated with great success. Yet, these tumors often grow too large before they are even detected.
For Kidney Cancer Awareness Month, we have designed and created a special bracelet for kidney cancer. This bracelet was crafted to both honor cancer warriors and celebrate cancer survivors.
Every bracelet sold donates 50% of proceeds back to Stand Up to Cancer! You can either purchase one in honor of your own cancer journey or give it as a special gift of hope to someone you know who has been affected by cancer. Shop for a cause here. But don’t wait – this bracelet will only be available until the end of March.
Make sure you follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest this month! We are giving away special discount codes that you can use on our online store all month long. You don’t want to miss these deals!