Ladies Lift Here will be attending The Third Annual Charm City Strongwoman Contest in Baltimore on Sunday, September 14. This has become a popular contest in the strongwoman community, and has not slowed down this year, filling to capacity in the first few weeks registration was open.
About the Event:
The contest is held by Fivex3 Training and also acts as a fundraise for Colon Cancer, which holds a special place in the owner’s heart. Her sister Charlotte, was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer in September of 2011 at the age of 35. After 9 months of chemotherapy, she was pronounced cancer free until June of 2013 when she was unfortunately re-diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. However, thanks to the organization’s outreach programs and support, Charlotte continues to stand strong, knowing that she is not alone in her battle. She is eligible for a new colon cancer trial vaccine, funded by the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation.
Last year the event raised over $6000, and they have almost reached that milestone again, three weeks from the actual contest.
How You Can Help:
Please join Ladies Lift Here in raising funds for this wonderful foundation.10% of our profit from September 14 will go to Colon Cancer, but we are also fundraising online.
To donate to the Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation, please visit the Ladies Lift Here First Giving page.
About the Susan Cohan Kasdas Colon Cancer Foundation:
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation works to eliminate colon cancer through the development and dissemination of educational programs focused on prevention, early screening and detection, and aggressive therapeutic intervention. The foundation’s innovative outreach programs have touched thousands of lives and led to significant increases in colon cancer screenings.
The President of the Foundation, David Rodman Cohan, an international business attorney, vigorously launched this foundation after the tragic loss of his daughter Susan to colon cancer. Susan Cohan was just forty years old and the mother of two young children when she heard the devastating words “You have colon cancer.” Despite her own suffering, she was always most concerned for the well-being of her family and friends, and with finding a way to spare others the anguish and grief this disease had wrought upon her family.
It was Susie’s vision that the foundation would be the international leader in colon cancer prevention, support and treatment. She envisioned that through its efforts to educate people of all ages, encourage prevention and increase screenings, it would prevent unnecessary suffering and deaths from colon cancer. Thanks to the tireless efforts of Susie’s family, friends and the many generous supporters, Susie’s Cause has been successfully bringing this vision to life since 2004. The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation received 501(c)(3) status on January 19, 2005.