The Courtney Anne Diacont Memorial Foundation is dedicated to waging a continuing fight against colorectal cancer through a grassroots campaign focused on education, hope, and opportunity. Our goal is to make 'everyone' aware of the warning signs, resources for support/information and treatment opportunities readily available for people battling this deadly disease.
The Courtney Anne Diacont Memorial Foundation was established by Chuck and Mary Diacont as a tribute to their daughter Courtney, who lost her battle with colon cancer at the age of eighteen. Though her life was short, she greatly affected the lives of those who knew her through her spirit and determination. A great many who only know her story have been inspired by her courage.
It is our hope that through The Foundation, Courtney will continue to have a positive effect in the community. To accomplish this, the Foundation supports the local community, colon cancer research, and awareness campaigns. Courtney's Cause supports the local community through the Courtney Fund at the Lehigh Valley hospital to help those currently undergoing cancer treatment. The Foundation has also donated funds to lab of Scott Waldman, M.D., Ph.D. at Thomas Jefferson University to support colon cancer research.
Courtney’s wish was for people to know the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and the importance of screening, so early symptoms will not be missed. Found in its earliest stage colon cancer is 90% curable!