Meet Our March Volunteer of the Month

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This month, we would like to recognize Caleb Payne, a colon cancer survivor and volunteer who is involved in many different ways.  We are very excited for his upcoming Appalachian Colon Cancer Awareness Project journey, where he will be "march"ing all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail and raising awareness about colon cancer along the way!  We greatly appreciate all of his hard work to help raise awareness and support the Colon Cancer Prevention Project!  Look for Caleb at the Bottoms Up Bash this Friday, and learn a little bit about him below! 

*How did you get involved with The Project?

In 2013, I was diagnosed with advanced stage Colon Cancer. My niece, Angela Champion, also was the Executive Director of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project. Dr. Whitney Jones is a friend of my wife and mine. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project seemed to be a perfect fit.


*Why Louisville?

I am a Louisvillian, born in 1960.  I went to Jeffersontown Elementary School, Westport Road High School and Sullivan University. Louisville is my home.


*What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?

My wife and I have been going to the North End Café and found it to be a great place to bring friends and have time along over a great meal. To answer your question, it would be North End Café.


*What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?

Back in the day, I was an amateur tournament golfer. Yeah, I was pretty good at the game of Putt Putt Golf. I played in local tournaments and won a few as well. Still love that game.


*What is your motto you live by?

I live by my Scottish ancestor’s Gaelic moto of: “Buaida No Bas”, which means “Conquer or Die”. I used this moto during the hardest times of my cancer. If you were wondering, I am a proud member of the Scottish Clan of MacDougall, my grandmother from Scotland was a MacDougall. 


*What is some advice you were given long ago and still live by?

As a young Boy Scout from Troop 75, I learned to always “Be Parpared”. I also live by the Scout Law of “doing a good turn”. 


*What is your guilty pleasure? (Yes, we mean the one you are slightly embarrassed to admit.)

Sneaking off and visiting Golden Corral Buffet & Grill.  During my cancer this was the only place I could eat different things that would taste good as my body would change a lot on what tasted good and what didn’t.


*If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?

Paris in spring with my wife; she speaks French and has always wanted to visit.  Then, a stop across the English Channel and to visit the United Kingdom. 


*If you could trade places with anyone in the world (dead or alive) for a month, who would choose and why?

John Muir, the places he visited and the people who would travel thousands of miles to just sit down for a few minutes and listen to his wisdom. He is also the father of the National Parks and Sierra Club. 


*Your Facebook link, as well as other social media accounts: 

You can follow me along the 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail and help the Colon Cancer Prevention Project at the same time by visiting

***Thank you, Caleb!***

Post these signs in your stalls!


March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and it's the perfect time to share about ways to prevent this disease with the people in your life. 

So we thought, when do people have a little free time to read about colon cancer prevention? When could we get their attention for at least a few minutes?

Ah-ha! When they are in the bathroom!

We are excited to introduce these 3 signs that you can print and hang up (use tape, tacky putty, whatever-you'd-like) on the back of bathroom stalls in your office, church, community center, mall - wherever you go! 

Print a stack and take them with you everywhere! And please let us know where you post it. We want to make sure to share our feelings of how awesome you are. 

Without further adeu, here they are:




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