Who we are
BeastRob was founded in November 2015 to raise Rectal Cancer Awareness.
Living a fit and healthy lifestyle are the most important factors to preventing
this devastating disease. We plan to incorporate fit and social events, in the
communities at large, to promote awareness.
BeastRob was created in honor of the ultimate BEAST, Robert Neese Vinson,
our co-founder’s father. He fought courageously against rectal cancer
until he lost his battle in November 2008. He was diagnosed with stage IV
rectal cancer at the age of 48 and die at age 50. He continued to work during
his treatments and kept a positive attitude. Although he was in pain he
never complained and always had hope that he would be cured.
Rectal cancer is cancer that forms in the tissues of the rectum; more
specifically it forms in the last 5-6 inches of the large intestine closest to the anus. Colon and rectal cancers (colorectal cancer) are preventable cancers. Knowing the signs and symptoms of colon cancer or rectal cancer
and understanding the risk may stop this cancer from happening.
Beginning at age 50 all adults need to undergo routine screening for colorectal cancer. African Americans face a slightly higher risk and need to be screened beginning at age 45. Individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer should be screened earlier than age 50.
We at BeastRob know with the support of our community that we will beat this disease! Be like Rob. Be a BEAST and join the fight today!
If you need more information on colonoscopy testing contact us. If you are in need of assistance or funding to obtain a colonoscopy please click here to fill out an application. Applications are reviewed annually by our BEAST team.
80% by 2018 is a movement in which hundreds of organizations have committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018. Click here to learn more!