• Alum’s fight against cancer carries on

    universal symbol for colorectal cancerKelly Williams (class of 2002) didn’t just battle cancer for herself; she fought it for others, too.

    Williams, an economics major at Baylor, was a teacher near Dallas when she was diagnosed three years ago with colon cancer at the age of 26. Even while undergoing chemotherapy, Williams worked to raise awareness of the colon cancer, which rarely occurs in young adults. She started a jewelry line (Lynn-Kelly Jewelry) featuring the star symbol that represents colon cancer (seen at right) and organized a 5K run last fall. Proceeds from her activities went to The Colon Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of colon cancer in unusual ways.

    Williams passed away last month, but the fight continues on. Members of the Baylor family who knew Williams during her time at Baylor (she was president of the Baylor Women’s League as a senior) or who simply want to honor a fellow Bear’s memory are encouraged to donate to The Colon Club.

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    Sic ’em, cancer fighters!

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