We are thrilled to announce our October Volunteer of the Month, Frank Feger! Frank kicks butt in so many ways, and we are so thankful for him for his years of support of the Colon Cancer Prevention Project! Learn more about Frank below, including what his guilty pleasure is!
*How did you get involved with The Project?
I met Dr. Jones 35 years ago when I sold GI endoscopes for a company called Olympus. When I retired, he asked me to come help him with the Project as a Board member and with health fairs, and I said “yes”. I have been involved ever since.
Louisville is my hometown and I would do anything to help the people of Louisville learn more about colon cancer!
*What is your favorite restaurant in Louisville?
Tumbleweed! I like the margaritas more than anything else. Also, the burrito deluxe enchilada style is the best thing!
*What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know?
I have written two children’s books for ages 9-12. The first book is titled Clayton’s River Adventure, which is about a houseboat trip from Louisville to Cincinnati. The houseboat’s name is Olympus. The sequel, Clayton’s River Adventure Continues, continues the houseboat journey from Cincinnati to Frankfort, Ky., and is due out in November 2015.
*What is your motto you live by?
Try to be positive at all times and smile a lot!
*What is some advice you were given long ago and still live by?
My mother was a nurse and she always said “keep trying and be nice!”
*What is your guilty pleasure? (Yes, we mean the one you are slightly embarrassed to admit.)
Trying to find the best margarita in the world! I have traveled to Italy and a number of different places, and I try to get a margarita at every place.
*If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go and why?
Rome, Italy! I have been there twice: once when I was in service in Germany and I camped there with my wife, and we returned a couple years ago on a cruise. I find Italy to be friendly and Rome to have so many things to see – I think you could spend a month there and not see everything!
*If you could trade places with anyone in the world (dead or alive) for a month, who would choose and why?
George Clooney because he seems like he is having a really good time…or a good life – I am not sure which!
Thanks for everything you do for the Project, Frank! We feel grateful to have you involved!