Love Your Butt – March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month
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March kicks off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and national non-profit the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation announced today its slate of marketing campaigns and events highlighting the month. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the country, with over 145,000 new cases diagnosed this year with over 50,000 lives lost due to the disease. Washington, D.C. ranks #1 as to having the highest mortality rate in the nation. Through dedicated grassroots efforts and community partner support, Chris4Life helps significantly improve the treatment experience for patients and caregivers, and to dramatically raise awareness about colon cancer in general. During the month of March Chris4Life will celebrate survivors and those who lost their battle – stressing the importance of getting screened for colon cancer, which is 90% treatable when caught through early screening.
Held at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 24, 2013 in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. Registration is now open with the race kicking off at Freedom Plaza (13th & Pennsylvania) and will include a scenic tour of popular DC sites including the National Gallery, Newseum, FBI Headquarters, Ford’s Theater, U.S. Botanical Gardens, and the Capitol. The annual event is expected to attract approximately 4,000 participants. www.scopeitout5k.com
And above all else – know the signs of Colon Cancer and Get your Tushy checked!