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Drew Lewis's Battle With Cancer Comes To An End

Drew Lewis with wife Amy Image by Lewis Family

Drew Lewis's Battle With Cancer Comes To An End

By Chase Snider. CREATED May 18, 2013

from a family press release:

Springfield, MO – Andrew Benten Lewis, born July 26, 1967 died today, at home, surrounded by dear friends and family. Drew’s battle against colon cancer brought local attention to the importance of early detection.  

“I am so grateful for the outpouring of concern and interest in Drew’s journey” said Amy Blansit, Drew’s wife.  “The best way to honor his memory is to take care of yourself and your health.  Get a colonoscopy.”

Memorial services will be held on Thursday, May 23 at 4PM at the Kings Way United Methodist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Visitation will be on Wednesday May 22 with the time and location TBD. 

Additional  details will be posted on Drew’s Facebook page:  Drew Lewis- Kicking Colon Cancer’s Ass- Who’s With Me?

Kings Way United Methodist Church is located at 2401 S Lone Pine Ave Springfield, MO, 65804

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to Lost & Found Grief Center.

National Attention To Issue, Sheryl Crow Chips In 

Lewis brought national attention to families about the value and importance of early detection throughout his battle. Country music artist Sheryl Crow held a benefit concert for Lewis earlier this year at Drury University. 

The concert also served as a place for the community to learn more about early detection.


Chase Snider

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