I am often contacted to see if I might share one of my cartoons for various purposes or publications.
I was recently contacted by Kathi B., who asked to use my cartoon, titled, “Colonoscopy Prep,” for use in a memorial booklet she put together for her good friend, Karen Murray, to pass out at her memorial service. Karen, a fun, delightful, positive friend, had passed away as a complication from colon cancer.
What made this most tragic is that Karen’s cancer could have been caught earlier if only she had her baseline Colonoscopy. She put this test off until her early 60’s, when she was having symptoms.
The booklet, titled, “Musings From The Lipstick Mafia: One Cancer Patient’s Humorous Words of Wisdom and Faith,” is filled with Karen’s trademark humor and stories about her last two years. Reading it made me want to know Karen and spend time with her.
In memory of Karen, please consider scheduling your baseline Colonoscopy today. Please do not put it off! Oh yes…Be sure to wear your favorite lipstick while you are at it, in Karen’s memory.