We are Team Hoyt. Like everybody else we have lost far too many to cancer and Get Up There is our attempt to prevent others from losing so many in the future!
Colorectal cancer is just one form of cancer. However we are very familiar with the horrible path this cancer follows.
In 2009 on the day Barak Obama was sworn in as President of the United States we attended the funeral of Roy Marryatt. Roy loved life and loved the outdoors. His life was cut short by Colorectal Cancer.
Only months after Roy had passed a second family member, Clifford Hoyt was diagnosed with Colorectal Cancer. He encouraged all of his family to get tested for this disease. One son was tested and 13 polyps were removed ... none of them malignant. We strongly believe that a life was saved. Another requested the test but was denied three times because he was too young and had no symptoms. Cliff passed away on February 5, 2013.
Two years after Cliff passed away his son John finally was given the Colonoscopy that he had requested three times previously. John was found to have several polyps of which one was malignant. John decided to live his life. He attended New England Patriots football games, he travelled to Ontario and Quebec to watch his son play football and he started and then completed "The Lake House" as a gift to his family. John passed away from the same disease that took his father 2 years and one day later on February 6, 2016.
We strongly believe that early testing saved the life of one brother and likely would have saved the life of a second had the test been performed when originally requested. Early detection is the key. If you or anyone you know has family history of Colorectal Cancer then please ask for the test. It is one day of your life that can save you! If you are told that you do not need the test because you are not at risk you must insist! DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER!
Please pass on our message. Do not allow the lives of Roy, Cliff and John to have been lost for nothing. Use the mailed out screen test. Ask for a Colonoscopy. Save your own life!