Cure for Carrie Fund

The Cure for Carrie Fund was established in loving memory of Carrie Dunsmore. Help us support colorectal cancer screening and research in her honor.

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Proud mother, writer, lover of Life

Carrie Dunsmore was a gifted lawyer, avid reader, lifelong lover of this country, committed wife to her husband, and proud mother to her children, Nate, Peter, and Nora.

Carrie was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer when she was pregnant with her third child, Nora, at the age of 35. Even with this diagnosis, Carrie continued writing reviews about books and her family trips to National Parks across the country, working as a lawyer, and spending time with loved ones.

“I’m going to show my family and my friends love, because I can show them now.”

Carrie squeezed out every drop of the life she lived until she passed away on August 15, 2018.


Cure for Carrie Fund

Her mother, Mary Ellen Dunsmore, is committed to helping others with colorectal cancer and continuing Carrie’s legacy with the Cure for Carrie Fund. This fund seeks to support efforts to screen individuals and research colorectal cancer. With screening, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers and is highly treatable with early detection. With more research, we will learn new ways to battle colorectal cancer, methods to extend and improve patients’ quality of life, and innovative and cost-effective screening methods.

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Mary Ellen composed the following message in honor of Carrie and the life she led.


As light I came

Into a loving family

Grew up with a love of learning

A desire to make the world a better place


As light I came

I became a lawyer a seeker of truth

As light I came

I loved people, the USA, justice


As light I came

To proclaim to the world that

Suffering and dying can bring about change


As light I came

I want to shine brightly, and through living my life to solve problems,

Find answers, CURE CANCER


As light I Came to ASK YOUR HELP

Make a gift in honor of Carrie Dunsmore

The Alliance is grateful to all who loved and supported Carrie. Your gift in her honor continues advancing screening awareness and research.

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