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Hitting Cancer Below the Belt is dedicated to cancer prevention by providing community education, early detection services for colorectal cancer, and supportive services for the cancer community in and around Richmond, VA. Our vision is to build and bridge resources to create a community without cancer.
The passing of Rich Conklin in January of 2011 led his wife of nearly 20 years to create Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2). 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 our services and events, we provide prevention education, which includes nutritional strategies, stress reduction experiences, and practical tips from experienced professionals along with survivors. We are also involved in promoting and planning colorectal cancer early detection programs in the Richmond area in hopes of eliminating the development of cancer.
Our main awareness and fundraising events include the Boxer Brief 5K run, Strike Out Cancer bowling event, and the Blue Gene Ball. We are currently seeking volunteers to support colorectal cancer patients, survivors and the general community participating in our annual Boxer Brief Run that takes place annually each June.
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