Today our friends at Fight Colorectal Cancer kick off their Pitch for Prevention colon cancer awareness campaign in the Twin Cities area.
This campaign is part of Fight Colorectal Cancer's One Million Strong initiative, a movement inspired by the one million survivors of colon cancer in America today. One Million Strong captures and shares their stories of strength and survival, and encourages everyone to join in the fight against colon cancer.
Fight Colorectal Cancer has teamed up with Mayo Clinic and prostate cancer group Ed Randall's Fans for the Cure to raise awareness of "below the belt" cancers at the Minnesota Twins' Target Field.
The awareness events include a live-streamed educational session at Target Field featuring experts from Mayo Clinic, first pitch by colon cancer survivor Eric Powell, a march of survivors on the field, and a performance by country music star and FCC spokesman Craig Campbell (pictured with Be Seen, Get Screened team member Sam above).
These events are designed to educate people on colon, rectum, and prostate cancers, to rally support for the survivors of these diseases, and hopefully increase screening rates.
Be Seen, Get Screened is proud to be a part of Pitch for Prevention. Education and prevention are the primary building blocks of our mission to inform the public about colon cancer and the importance of getting screened.
Other News From Around the Web
- A new study offers insight as to why a high-carb diet may be linked to colon cancer.
- American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network formed a group of passionate colon cancer survivors to argue in Capitol Hill meetings last Wednesday that patients should not have to render an insurance co-pay for a screening colonoscopy, even if a polyp is removed.
- The New York State Department of Health has granted Roswell Park Cancer Institute approval to begin genomic testing of cancer patients using a new molecular diagnostic lab test.
- The New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch gives us the details on who needs a screening colonoscopy.