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February Hero of the Month: "Medical Matchmaker" Suzanne Lindley

Suzanne Lindley is pictured on the left.

Be Seen, Get Screened's Hero of the Month series highlights the work of inspiring individuals on the front line in the fight against colon cancer. In our latest edition, we talked to Suzanne Lindley, (pictured above, left) to whom Katie Couric refers as the "medical matchmaker."

A colon cancer advocate who has been battling metastic colon cancer for nearly two decades, Suzanne founded patient advocacy organization YES! Beat Liver Tumors, which provides resources, information, support and hope to those who are affected by metastatic cancer.

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October Heroes of the Month: #BlankCancer Pioneer Heidi Burkhart with Will Lanier

Be Seen, Get Screened's Hero of the Month series highlights the work of inspiring individuals on the front line in the fight against colon cancer. In our latest Q&A, we talked to Heidi Burkhart, President of Saxon/Hart, a cause-driven marketing company, and Will Lanier, a personal trainer diagnosed with colon cancer at age 28.

Heidi's Saxon/Hart team started the #BlankCancer initiative, a campaign that has taken over Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in order to raise awareness and generate funding to assist cancer patients across the country simply by "filling in the blank."

We had the opportunity to talk with both Heidi and Will about their #BlankCancer story.

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July Hero of the Month: AFAP Advocate Daniel Shockley

Each month, Be Seen, Get Screened features a member of the colon cancer screening community that has gone above and beyond to spread the word about colon cancer and the importance of screening. We call this Q&A session our Hero of the Month feature.

At the age of 51, Daniel Shockley received a life-changing diagnosis after having his first colonoscopy: he had Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, or AFAP.

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April's Hero of the Month: Michele Battista

Each month, Be Seen, Get Screened features a member of the colon cancer screening community that has gone above and beyond to spread the word about colon cancer and the importance of screening. We call this Q&A session our "Hero of the Month" feature.

April’s Hero of the Month highlights the inspiring work of a dedicated spokesperson in the fight against colon cancer. Michele Battista has worked for years to raise colon cancer awareness through her participation in countless events with organizations such as Colon Cancer Alliance and Relay for Life.

Her achievements are numerous and impressive, and she shares her story with us below.

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March's Hero of the Month: Creator of "Simply Eartha" Kitt Shapiro

Each month on the Be Seen, Get Screened blog, we feature a hero in the colon cancer screening community in our Hero of the Month Q&A. You can find old Hero of the Month posts on our old blog at exactsciences.com.

Kitt Shapiro has devoted her career to colon cancer awareness as a tribute to her late mother, the legendary American singer-actress Eartha Kitt. She was kind enough to provide answers to our questions, which you can find below.

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