For Kansas City Royals Hall of Famer Frank White, colon cancer is personal. Both of his parents succumbed to the disease. His father, because he did not get the necessary preventative screenings and his mother, while being diligent with doctor visits did not take full advantage of the preventive screenings available. So, together with his wife, Teresa, they have established the Frank and Teresa White Family Colon Cancer Awareness Program.
Funds raised at the 2012 Get Your Rear in Gear – Kansas City event are being used to defer the cost of the prep kit and the colonoscopy to Truman patients, by establishing the Frank and Daisie White Colon Cancer Screening Fund which will become part of the Frank and Daisie White Colon Cancer Awareness Program.
At the awareness event, Frank shared his personal story of colon cancer awareness, and Mary Martin, Clinical Nurse, RN, discussed the warning signs and risk factors of colon cancer and the importance of awareness. Colon cancer testing was also available. The first 50 people in attendance received an autographed copy of Frank White’s new book One Man’s Dream: My Town, My Team, My Time.