The Iowa Department of Public Health's Iowa Get Screened program has done some amazing work! But now, they've set the bar REALLY high!!
On February 29th, Governor Branstad is signing a proclamation naming March, colorectal cancer Awareness Month in the State of Iowa!
Nice work IDPH!!!
On March 2nd, all across the country, people will be wearing BLUE to show their support for the Dress in Blue Day program, and to help raise awareness about colorectal cancer. But, it's not just individuals who wear blue!! Businesses, organizations, schools, states and cities are also going BLUE to fight colorectal cancer. Join us and go BLUE on March 2nd!!!
In support of the "Healthiest State - Iowa" initiative, to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation, Cops Against Cancer is promoting awareness of the benefits of proper nutrition, exercise, and colorectal cancer prevention. In a partnership with 6 of "The Biggest Loser" contestants, Cops Against Cancer is hosting a 12-hour fitness challenge on March 3rd. Click here for more details. Come out and support them @ 2nd Wind Exercise in Clive, IA!!
Mercy’s Cancer Center, Clinical Laboratory and Gastroenterology Clinic have partnered with KCCI-TV for a second year to help raise public awareness about colorectal cancer in central Iowa. On Tuesday, March 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., physicians and staff from the three groups, as well as representatives from Iowa Digestive Disease Center (IDDC), will staff a phone bank at KCCI’s studio to answer questions and provide information about colorectal cancer symptoms, risk factors and colonoscopies. The walk-through Super Colon, provided by Davids Fight (Davidsfight.org), will be on hand to show viewers what polyps and cancer tissue look like compared to normal colon tissue.
The Super Colon will be making an appearance on March 8th, in the atrium at Iowa Methodist Medical Center. The JSCC will be promoting colorectal cancer awareness month, and will have information on the risks associated with colorectal cancer.
John Stoddard Cancer Center, in collaboration with area physicians and clinics, will be providing free colonoscopies to uninsured men and women in the central Iowa area. Early diagnosis is key to treating cancer and increases the chance of survival.
"Scope it Out" will take place on Saturday, March 31 at various clinic locations. The free colonoscopies are for men and women, age 50-64, who do not have health insurance or health savings accounts.
SAVE THE DATE!!
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