News | February 26, 2008

Tour Sets Sight on Spreading Colon Cancer Awareness

February 27, 2008 - The Prevent Cancer Foundation's interactive Super Colon is scheduled to visit communities across the country that have the highest rate of colon cancer to promote National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, said the foundation.

The Super Colon is an inflatable, twenty foot long, 8-foot high replica of a human colon. The Super Colon tour will make a total of 22 stops throughout Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2008, the Super Colon will visit a record number of cities, over 70 stops are already in the works, doubling last year’s number.

Parterning with the Hope Through Grace Foundation, Houston, TX, will be the first stop on the eight-city journey, which reportedly has the second largest Hispanic population and the third largest African American population. African Americans and Hispanics are often diagnosed with late stage colon cancer because these populations are less likely to undergo regular screening.

Super Colon will also stop at Fairbanks, Alaska and Indian Country in Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota, Alaska Natives and Northern Plain Tribes have the highest colorectal cancer rates in the nation.

The foundation reportedly will distribute 150,000 colon cancer Buddy Bracelets and English and Spanish awareness brochures to the public in the month of March alone. In addition, the Foundation is launching a special section on our Web site at: www.preventioncancer.org where people can order education materials on the importance of colon cancer screening, said the foundation.

For more information: www.preventioncancer.org

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