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Bay Mills community to explore giant inflatable colon

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® brings the Super Colon to Bay Mills to educate locals on colorectal cancer

March 14, 2019

Bay Mills community to explore giant inflatable colon

Media contact: Hayley Cooke
Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org
703-837-3692

On Thursday, March 14, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® will be at the Bay Mills Health Center’s Cancer Awareness Healthfair. The Super Colon is an interactive and educational experience where visitors can walk through a twenty-foot inflatable replica of a colon and learn about colon health. Visitors get an up-close look at healthy colon tissue, tissue with non-malignant colorectal disease (like ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease), colorectal polyps and various stages of colorectal cancer.

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® has traveled across the U.S. educating people on the importance of cancer screenings and ways reduce your cancer risk. More than 140,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and it is the second leading cause of cancer death overall. The Super Colon demonstrates that colorectal cancer is Preventable.Treatable. Beatable® through healthy lifestyle choices and regular cancer screenings.

A representative from the Prevent Cancer Foundation® will accompany the exhibit to provide more information and materials on colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.

WHO: Bay Mills Health Center and the Prevent Cancer Foundation®

WHAT: Prevent Cancer Super Colon®, a giant, walk-through inflatable colon

WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019

10:00 am – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Horizons Conference Center at Bay Mills Resort and Casino
11386 West Lakeshore Drive
Brimley, MI 49715

For more information on the Cancer Awareness Healthfair, contact Betty Jahnke, BSN, RN, Supervisor Case Manager, Bay Mills Indian Community at 906-248-8364 or bjahnke@baymills.org.

For more information on colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, or to book the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® for your event, visit preventcancer.org.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation®

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.

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