Jim Coe is an artist who wants you to be aware — know your family history, get a colonoscopy!

Updated: Sep. 11, 2023 at 4:59 PM AKDT
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Jim Coe, vice president of MSI Communications in Anchorage, has been battling colon cancer for the last two years. The father and husband is also a graphic artist, and he has a message: “Get screened and have a colonoscopy sooner than later.” Jim found out later. He says his family has a history of colon cancer and his doctors say if he had gotten checked earlier, it’s a good chance he would NOT have cancer now. At age 52, Jim says his aggressive cancer has been put in check — somewhat — but the diagnosis has ignited his passion for painting and he’s holding an art show of his oil paintings since being diagnosed. The show is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 16. The idea is to offer hope and awareness, and Jim says he wants to leave a legacy for his future grandchildren. Even more, he wants to be there for them. Get checked!! If you have an idea for an Allgood News story, email Dave: AllgoodNews@ktuu.com