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Hero of HopePatient StoriesColorectal Cancer

The Finalist Hero of Hope Patient Awards: Jerry Parins

A cancer survivor who has had a lifelong love of motorcycles, Jerry organized the Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer just 16 months after his diagnosis. This annual cruise brings together riders to raise money for various cancer-related organizations. Since 2004, they have raised over $1 million.
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