“Crawl the Colon” is back for 2014!
The Colon Club’s 2014 “Crawl the Colon” Tour begins in March, traveling from coast to coast! The tour will consist of a variety of stops, as well as, additional local add-on events in smaller communities as we travel from stop to stop.
The tour features:
- CoCo the Colossal Colon: a 40-foot replica of the human colon that educates about the various conditions of the colon (colossalcolon.com).
- The Colondar: An annual calendar that features 12 men & women living with colorectal cancer, baring their scars and sharing their stories to raise awareness (colondar.com).
- Colondar Models: At least one of the featured survivors in the Colondar will be available at each event stop to educate and share their story.
- Two interactive kiosks that educate about Irritable Bowel Disease — IBD (Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s, two precursors to colorectal cancer) and Ostomy.
- FAP and Lynch Syndrome: providing education about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP), two genetic diseases that The Colon Club feels are critical to educate young adults about in order to prevent colon cancer and provide early diagnosis.
- Additional Education Stations: Colonoscopy, Colonoscopy Prep, Healthy Diet & Exercise, Fiber, etc.
The Issue: Colorectal cancer is on the rise in younger people and is often found in its late stages as common symptoms of disease are mistaken for other medical issues. American Cancer Society shows that cancer in those under 50 has increased by two percent each year since 1992.
Our Mission: To educate as many people as possible, as early as possible, about the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer, and for people to get screened when it’s appropriate for them.
Background: The Colossal Colon® is a 40-foot long, 4-foot tall oversized model of the human colonthat is designed to educate about colorectal cancer and other diseases of the colon. Adults and children alike can crawl through or look through windows to check out the various features inside Coco. Visitors who crawl through the Colossal Colon will see examples of Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, cancerous and non-cancerous polyps, and various stages of colon cancer.
The “Crawl the Colon” Tour is coming your way! It’s easy to secure a date for the “Crawl the Colon” exhibit, just fill out the Colossal Colon request form below and once received, we will contact you to secure your event date(s) and answer any questions you may have.
|March 11||Gordon Hospital and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition are pleased to host a Dinner with the Doctors event featuring CoCo the Colossal Colon at the Calhoun Convention Center in Calhoun, GA on Tuesda, March 11 at 6:00 p.m.
This event is free, but registration is required. Come learn about colorectal cancer prevention, risk, signs and symptoms. To register, call 706.879.4732. Ext. 3
SPONORS: Gordon Hospital, Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition
|March 12||The Cage Center, Berry College www.nwgacancer.org
SPONSORS: Harbin Clinic , Berry College
|March 16-17||Feather River Outpatient Surgery Center
1933 Peach Tree Lane, Paradise, CA 95969
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. -
|Allegheny Valley Hospital’s Destination Wellness 9th Annual Health Fair
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills -556 Pittsburgh Mills Circle Tarentum, PA 15084
Allegheny Health Network – www.alleghenyhealthnetwork.com
Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills – www.pittsburghmills.com
Allegheny Valley Hospital – www.wpahs.org/locations/allegheny-valley-hospital
|May 29||Hollister, Co – Libertyville, IL (This is a PRIVATE exhibit-not open to the public)|
|June 1||The St. Louis Takes Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk-Creve Coeur Lake Park. Registration is at 2:30 and the walk starts at 3:30. Be LOUD & PROUD with us as we raise crucial funds and awareness for Crohn’ s disease and ulcerative colitis,two chronic digestive diseases. For more information:visit www.cctakesteps.org/stlouis, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call314-863-4747 ext. 4|
|Guts and Glory: Digestive and Wellness Expo:Reading Fightin’ Phils – First Energy Station, 1900 Centre Ave./ Rte. 61 South, Reading, PA 19605
Brought to you by: My Gut Instinct, Inc. – www.mygutinstinct.org
Sponsored by: St. Joseph’s Regional Health Network: www.thefutureofhealthcare.org
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