Washington Health and Fitness Expo Welcomes the Super Colon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 9, 2008

CONTACT:
Jasmine Greenamyer, 703-837-3695
jasmine@preventcancer.org

—Expo Visitors Can Learn the Importance of Colorectal Cancer Prevention
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Super Colon, an 8-foot tall, 20-foot long replica of a human colon, is headed to the Washington Convention Center, January 12-13, 2008 in Washington, D.C. as part of the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo. The nation’s capital is the first stop for the Super Colon, which zigzags across the country serving as an educational tool to teach the importance of colorectal cancer screening. Colorectal cancer is 90 percent preventable and successfully treated 90 percent of the time, when detected early, yet it remains a leading cause of cancer deaths.

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:
Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001
(Booth # – 3044)

WHEN:
January 12-13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
During the hours of the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

The national 2008 Super Colon Tour will land in Philadelphia, PA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; and Omaha, NE, among other cities during the year, including during March, as part of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The 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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