Hi, for those who don't know me my name is Kerri Murphy and I am working to raise money for Lynch Syndrome International. Lynch Syndrome is a genetic condition that gives those afflicted an up to 80% chance of getting colon cancer, 60% chance for endometrial, 19% stomach, 12% ovarian and smaller percentages for various other cancers. Lynch cancers strike YOUNG and AGGRESSIVELY. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer in December 1994 and passed away in April 1995 at age 48. With my diagnosis I am able to be on a strict surveillance plan. Being on this surveillance plan has quite possibly saved my life. My son has a 50% chance of having the gene and he will hopefully choose to get genetic testing done once he is of age.
***There are approximately 600,000 mutation carriers in the U.S. and ONLY 5% of us are currently diagnosed. ***
When I was diagnosed in 2012 I knew very little about what Lynch Syndrome was. Even my doctor was limited with his knowledge of what Lynch Syndrome entailed. Lynch Syndrome International has been such a helpful resource for me. They work so hard towards spreading awareness and research. People, like my father, are losing their fight to cancer when they could have had a better chance (or prevented it altogether) had they known about Lynch syndrome. Please consider donating to Lynch Syndrome International to help get the word out and save lives. Your generosity is appreciated more than you know!
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