A cold, crisp and sunny morning this past weekend saw nearly 1,200 visitors at the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Super Colon as the exhibit was part of the prevention and wellness fair at the 8th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge Race in Central Park, N.Y. The fair sponsored by the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation and sanofi-aventis U.S. was an integral part of the race event that focuses on raising awareness about colon cancer, screening, and leading a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise and a good diet.
“This charity race is really inclusive. Whether you want to walk, jog, or run there is an event for you”, said one runner as he toured the exhibit. The race had over 6,000 participants and raised over $400,000.
The Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation had the Prevent Cancer Super Colon onsite to spread the message of cancer prevention and early detection. Visitors learned about the importance of colorectal screening, prevention tips, risks for developing colorectal cancer, symptoms and treatment options. They also had facing painting, balloon art for the kids and a dietician with healthy eating tips. A patient navigator and exercise physiologist rounded out the professionals offering information.
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