Melinda Conklin, the founder and now executive director, lost her husband of 20 years to colorectal cancer in January of 2011. Melinda (Mindy) Conklin, envisioned the ability to offer special events and services which would create awareness about cancer prevention. Rich Conklin shared his wife’s vision which he documented in the last letter he wrote to her, “I realize that I can only do so much and that I need to pray and listen to what God has to say. I hope God’s plan allows us the chance to help others. If not together, I know you will.” The organization was created based on the experiences Mindy and Rich shared while Rich battled colon cancer. HCB2 was built out of love and pain - we want to prevent cancer from taking any more of our loved ones.
It was through love, prayer and support from family that Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, Inc. took shape and became an entity in 2013. Within one year, the organization reached thousands of community members with information about the importance of clean eating, knowing your family history and the GI issues and symptoms that must be discussed with a doctor. Additionally, HCB2 focuses on dismantling the fears and misconceptions about colorectal screening and informs the community about screening options.
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