Katie, I did it for you.
Sure, I did it for my wife, and for my family, and for my own good health. But it was Katie Couric’s impassioned plea, after losing her husband to colon cancer when he was just 42 years old, that sealed the deal.
And every time I had bleak thoughts about undergoing what I expected to be a rather unpleasant procedure, I remembered that you begged, pleased with everyone to get a colonoscopy.
You even had one yourself on national tv. Wow.
I sure wish I’d paid better attention. You had a virtual colonoscopy.
You didn’t tell us about Versed, and how we should have an anesthesiologist if we needed the regular procedure. Maybe you didn’t know.
Katie Couric became a colonoscopy crusader after the death of her husband, Jay Monahan, from colon cancer at age 42. Her on-air virtual colonoscopy was the cornerstone of a weeklong series on the “Today Show” that promoted colon cancer awareness and endorsed colorectal cancer screening.
Couric has since founded the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance, part of the Entertainment Industry Foundation, and the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.