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ASCRS 2015 Local Hero: Pat Spain

ASCRS 2015 Local Hero: Pat Spain | ASCRS

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Each year, The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons awards its Local Hero award to a colorectal cancer patient who lives in the community near the location of its Annual Scientific Meeting and who has overcome great odds, been changed by the experience, or made a significant impact on their community.

The 2015 Local Hero Award was given to Pat Spain, a marine biologist, TV host, and colon cancer survivor who now inspires audiences across the country with his story of finding colon cancer, treatment, and living life following treatment.