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Cancer Survivor is #2Mean4Cancer

The honeymoon phase didn’t last long for Joe and Nicole Caiazzo. Only nine months into their marriage, Joe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer.

Only nine months into their marriage, Joe was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver. He credits the care he received at the Lahey Cancer Institute with saving his life.

WinWalkers Honor Colleague and Friend

A Winchester Hospital board member reached out to businesses and vendors he and Robby Robertson had worked with, and the donations started rolling in.

“They said, ‘We’ll do anything for Robby,’” Tarby recalled. “We felt that would lift up his spirits and it did.” Sadly, Robby didn’t live to see the 5K, but family and the WinWalkers hit the course in force.

Ribbons Of Hope for Cancer Patients

We’ve all seen the differently colored ribbons that represent and raise awareness of different cancers — pink for breast cancer, blue for colon cancer, and red for leukemia or kidney cancer.

These ribbons were the inspiration for the name of Beverly and Addison Gilbert hospitals’ longest-running Lahey Cancer Institute 5K Walk & Run Team, Ribbons of Hope.