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We are committed to prevention and education about Colorectal Cancer. Click Play on the video to hear Katie Couric tell the truth about this disease.

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Rich was 41 years old with no symptoms when diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Rich left us with a purpose – “help others”.

HCB2 is part of the PGA's Birdies for Charity in conjunction with the Dominion Energy Charity Classic coming to Richmond in October! Between now and then, any donations made to us through Birdies for Charity earn a 10% bonus from the PGA.

Healing Belly Baskets

HCB2 offers free Healing Belly Baskets to cancer survivors to help repair the immune system and educate about gut health.

boxer girls running Boxer Brief 5K by HCB2

Our events, designed to promote education and awareness about colorectal cancer, are a cornerstone of what we do.

What do you need to know about Colorectal Cancer prevention? Watch the video to learn more.

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Salt! More or less?

Salt! More or less? Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) has considered salt an important component of our healing belly basket since the program’s inception in 2016. Full of minerals and electrolytes, salt helps our muscles move, helps our nerves…

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Exercise and Cancer

Great benefits of moving at any age and any stage! Why Exercise During Cancer Treatment? Physical activity while patients receive cancer treatment has been shown to have both short term and long term benefits. Physical activity is known to combat…

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“Can We Talk” Breaking the silence about colorectal cancer.

HCB2’s website has downloadable resources which may help you and your loved ones reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.  Specifically, the “Can We Talk” one pager consists of six questions to ask yourself and your loved ones to assess your risk…

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We’re Strolling through our Colon!

Thanks to the Prevent Cancer Foundation grant, HCB2 was able to purchase an inflatable colon to assist with our work in offering education about colorectal cancer and early detection.  The 10 foot Colon is an entertaining, educational tool perfect for…

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Keep Fighting! Really?

“Keep Fighting” or “Keep up the Fight” are common encouragements sent to cancer patients and caregivers, but what exactly does this mean?  My late husband Rich Conklin received these messages from well meaning family and friends countless times each day….

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Mind Your Minerals: The Importance of Magnesium

What is Magnesium and what does it do? Some call magnesium the “mineral of movement” – which is appropriate as HCB2 talks a lot about bowel movements throughout our work!  Magnesium in appropriate amounts can certainly help to get you…

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