Our mission is to educate and promote awareness and early detection of Colon Cancer for those under fifty years of age. Many individuals under age fifty go undiagnosed because symptoms are unnoticed, embarrassing to discuss with the primary care physician, or are explained away for a person with no history of Colon Cancer. As a result, we at the LivON Foundation are working to increase awareness for symptoms and prevention of Colon Cancer in those under fifty. In addition, we work to financially support individuals and families affected by Colon Cancer.
The LivOn Foundation was created in honor of Olivia Naples Bostic. Olivia, at 37 years old and and in the best physical shape of her life, was diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Colon Cancer. This means the cancer spread to other organs, including her liver and ovaries. Olivia, a Physician Assistant for 10 years, noticed symptoms and changes in her body that appeared to be minor or easily explained. When the practitioner became the patient, she realized how she can help others deal with this diagnosis and treatment.