We are thrilled to recognize Susanne More, one of our volunteers who is #kickingbutt in many ways! She is a survivor who enjoys sharing her story and encouraging others to get screened for colon cancer. Susanne has been involved in so much of the work we do, and we are very grateful! Learn more about Susanne below, including what inspiring motto she lives by!
*How did you get involved with The Project?
I attend the Garlove Lectureship services sponsored by Norton Healthcare. Two years ago I met Frank Feger who was representing the Colon Cancer Prevention Project at the event. As a poster child for “screening saves lives”, I was excited at the possibility to connect with such an organization.
Originally from North Carolina, my parents relocated here for my father’s medical practice. Louisville has so much to offer, I have stayed in this location.
*What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Too many to mention, I do try to stick with the Louisville Originals and locally owned restaurants.
*What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?
I used to dance ballet and teach an adult beginners class in the 1980s.
*What is your motto you live by?
After my cancer diagnosis, I adopted a philosophy of life……
“There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and people who create it.
You surround yourself with people who make you laugh.
Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don’t.
Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.”
-José N. Harris
*What is some advice you were given long ago and still live by?
From my mother, “God gave you one set of eyes, one set of teeth and one set of feet. Take care of all three of them.”
*What is your guilty pleasure? (Yes, we mean the one you are slightly embarrassed to admit.)
Shoes and purses
*If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
An Alaskan cruise. It is on my bucket list of things to do.
*If you could trade places with anyone in the world (dead or alive) for a month, who would choose and why?
Jimmy Carter – he has a good soul. My aunt and uncle were friends with him in Georgia and he is truly genuine.
Thank you, Susanne, for your continued support and involvement! You are truly kicking butt!!