The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon Exhibit Makes Its 100th Stop at the Nez Perce County Fair in Lewiston, Idaho

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 17, 2008
CONTACT:
Susanne Hartman
703-837-3692
susanne.hartman@preventcancer.org

Visitors Can Learn the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Prevention

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon — an inflatable, interactive 8-foot tall, 20-foot long replica of a human colon — will touch down at the Nez Perce County Fair for its 100th stop in Lewiston, Idaho on September 18-20, 2008. North Central Idaho Colorectal Cancer Coalition, sponsored by North Central District Health Department, is welcoming the educational display to the LC Valley. The Foundation’s traveling exhibit has been touring the nation since 2003 educating the public about risk reduction and early detection of colorectal cancer, which is 90% curable when detected early.

WHAT: The Super Colon is an incredible, inflatable, interactive colon that teaches people about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection and treatment options for colorectal cancer.  As visitors walk through the Super Colon, they get a close-up look at healthy tissue, as well as tissue with various stages of colorectal cancer.


WHERE: Nez Perce County Fair Fairgrounds
1229 Burrell Avenue
Lewiston, ID 83501
WHEN: Media Availability
Thursday, July 18, 2008
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The national 2008 Super Colon Tour will be traveling to a dozen locations throughout the year.  he Super Colon is graciously sponsored by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC.

For more information about the Super Colon, visit: www.preventcancer.org.

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About Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation (formerly the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation) was started in 1985. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading health organizations and has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. Through healthy lifestyle choices, you can reduce your risk of breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, oral, prostate, skin and testicular cancers.

Since its inception the Foundation has provided more than $106 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education and community outreach programs. The Foundation’s peer-reviewed grants have been awarded to more than 300 scientists from more than 150 of the leading academic medical centers nationwide. This research has been pivotal in developing a body of knowledge that is the basis for important cancer prevention and early detection strategies. For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.