The passing of Rich Conklin in January of 2011 led his wife of nearly 20 years to create Hitting Cancer Below the Belt. Rich passed due to colorectal cancer at the young age of 43.
Founder and now Executive Director, Melinda (Mindy) Conklin, envisioned the ability to offer special events and services which would create awareness about cancer prevention.
Through prayer and support from family, Hitting
Cancer Below the Belt, Inc. took shape and became an entity in December of 2012 and was established as a 501(c)3 in April of 2013.
“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.”
HCB2 is proud of its active staff and board of directors, all of whom are dedicated
to providing education, offering colorectal cancer early detection
services, and providing patient and survivor support.
What is colorectal cancer
Who is at risk of colorectal cancer?
What is the deadline for routine screening?
What are the risk factors for colorectal cancer?