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ColonPalooza 9

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suzannchili
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I am excited to be charged with making the plans for the ninth Colon Palooza, a celebration of life for Colon Cancer Survivors and their invited guests. Who appointed me? Well, I guess I was in the right place at the right time last Fall at CP8 in Ft. Worth, TX. This year our weekend celebration is in Chicago from Thursday October 12- Sunday October 15. Many of you may have already seen Scouty's post regarding CP9- she is helping to get the word out as we are hoping this year's event will top the charts with attendance. I have celebrated at 5 previous Paloozas and cherish my weekends with others who really do understand how I feel because they've been there! There is an immediate bond between us and it's a weekend full of fun. Hope ya'll can join us!

If traveling to Chicago and need a place to stay, hotel rooms have been blocked at the Embassy Suites 600 N State Street 312-932-1004. Here is a link to cut and paste for hotel information:
http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CHIDWES-CP9-20111012/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Our group name: CP9

Over the summer, we'll be working on an itinerary for the weekend which will provide many opportunities to talk and get to know one another and sightseeing. Attendees can come to any and all group outings.

Although I am no longer a regular on the board as needs change in different stages of our lives, I am greatful for the board for providing a place to vent, ask questions, and for the friendships formed as a result of taking the first step and attending a Palooza to meet some of the folks I'd been chatting with. I had no idea what to expect at the first Paolooza I attended-(will these people be weird?, what if I hate it?, will it be a weekend of sorrow?) It was a blast! And yes, some of us are weird. Everyone was there to have a good time and celebrate.

Suzann-CC Stage 3 Survivor!

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scouty
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And you forgot to add that you are a 10 year stage III survivor!!!! You go girl and I can't wait to hug your neck and hear that great laugh of yours.

You've done an awesome job so far with CP9 and thank you so much for your hard work.

Mucho love my dear friend,
Lisa P/scouty/EL/LP

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Lisa Rose
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Just a quick note to encourage everyone who is able to attend CP9 to do so. Having been to 7 of the 8 CP's to date I can tell you that you will come away with a fresh outlook on life. Lots of tears, laughs and good times with new and old friends.

Lisa and Andy

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pluckey
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I am sooo looking forward to attending my 1st ColonPalooza.
I am 2 years from diagnosis
1 year and 2 months from liver resection.

I live in chicago burbs and work downtow, so I will be able to make some outings

Oh, not sure if anyone would be interested:

A woman at the office does stand up and improv on the side. She runs a group that does some comedy for kids at children hospitals in the area too

One of her comedian friends wants to do her version of "The Vagina Monologues" but it would be about the Butt. So shes working on material, etc...and I'm like" OMG, the semi-colons would be great audience to test your material on, all we do is talk about, asses, poop, bms, farts, etc...and we all can share some tragically funny stories - ileostomy bag blow-outs etc.....

so, if the planning committe thinks this may be of interest, maybe we can include, if a viable option at that point, on the agenda items

peggy

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TMac52
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Thinking seriously about it......

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Lisa Rose
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Joined: Mar 2003

We just booked our flights.

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pluckey
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I want Craig and His Wife to Come to Chicago for this.
I have free accomodations lined up for him

Anyone with lots of Airline Miles to donate?

It's my selfish wish to give a Hug to that wonderful brave man.
I want us to shower him with Semi-Colon love in person

Peggy

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scouty
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Here is some Rachel..............

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