Pink for Liz Colligan

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Many blogs participate in Pink for October to raise awareness of breast cancer. This October, is honoring a very special individual, Liz Colligan:

If you don’t know Liz, you should. She’s an amazing woman with a love of life, smart, caring, funny, and a dear friend (one of my many gifts from cancer). At 35 years old, Liz is a young breast cancer survivor. For whatever reason, breast cancer seems to be more aggressive in this age group. Liz is married to Mark, a youth pastor for a baptist church in Hillsboro. She and Mark have two small children Jonah (4) and Max (3). Prior to moving to Oregon, Liz worked for the University of Illinois at Chicago doing curriculum work in education. While in Oregon, Liz worked part-time for the Beaverton School District as an English language instructor and has done contract work for an educational software company based out of Chicago. She is now a stay at home mom who is active in a Young Cancer Survivor Support Group in Portland, the OHSU Breast Cancer and Exercise Study, and is an avid runner despite her busy schedule. Liz has a strong faith in God and her fellow man. She is determined to beat the cancer recurrence and Live Large in the process. (Source.)

My family met Liz through her husband, Mark. On Ashley’s first day at a new school, she was invited to the Wednesday night youth group meetings that Mark leads. Liz started a small group for the girls. Ashley ended up participating in both. When Ashley had RF ablation for her WPW Syndrome, Mark and Liz showed up at the hospital to pray with Ashley.

Learn a little more about Liz. Donate to her “live large” fund. Hug those special to you.

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