Creating a Fulfilling Life: The Conklin Family’s Story

A wonderful piece from Securian Financial about the Conklin family’s story and beginning of Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2).  When a loved one dies, their energy lives on!


Hitting Cancer Below the Belt media segments in 2018.

Colonoscopy Procedure: “Not that big of a deal.”



Colorectal Cancer Awareness:  “Reduce your risk of colon cancer at any age.”





Hitting Cancer Below the Belt receives $25,000 grant from The Prevent Cancer Foundation

This is tremendous recognition for our organization to be selected as one of only twelve across the nation, and the only organization in Virginia, to receive this funding through PCF’s 2018-2019 grant cycle. The full story from ABC8 News here. Or click here to see the full press release.


ABC8 News 05/26/2017

A clip from ABC8 News from 05/26/2017 telling our founder and executive director Melinda Conklin’s story.


HCB2 Testimonials

Some testimonials about the importance of colorectal screenings and why it is important to be informed.


Running for Life (After Cancer Takes it Away) by Brian Chandler

This is an article about the founder of HCB2, Melinda Conklin, and her family’s struggle with colorectal cancer leading to the foundation of this non profit.


Jeans Art for a Cause by Tammie Smith

Click here to read a Richmond Times Dispatch article about HCB2’s Art Show and Auction to help raise money, and awareness.


Free Colonoscopy Day Press Release

A link to the press release from Free Colonoscopy Day. And event that helped 21 uninsured individuals get free screenings all over the Richmond area.