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WNC Colorectal Cancer Evidence Academy:From Prevention to Treatment

Spend a day learning about colorectal cancer prevention and treatment with a focus on its burden in western North Carolina. The Western North Carolina Evidence Academy plans a full day conference on Friday, March 12, 2010 at the Lake Junaluska Conference Center to explore issues of screening and advances in colorectal cancer treatment. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.  Registration deadline is March 5. Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, survivors and caregivers in Western North Carolina are invited to participate.  CMEs and CEUs are available at no cost.

Dress in Blue on March 5 for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

We’re wearing Blue . . .and you can too! Dress in Blue Day is March 5, sponsored by the Colon Cancer Alliance. In celebration of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, advocates are encouraged to raise awareness of colon and rectal cancers by wearing blue and telling their friends and co-workers why screening for colorectal cancer is vitally important. Colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Screening can prevent colorectal cancer, and everyone over 50 should be screened. Nothing blue to wear? We’ve got just what you need.

Magnolia Foundation Joins Effort to Pay for Colonoscopies in Georgia

Medically underserved residents of three Georgia counties will be able to get a free screening colonoscopy thanks to a collaborative effort developed by the Magnolia Foundation and the Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition. Financially eligible people from 50 to 69 in Chattooga, Floyd, Gordon and Polk counties without insurance coverage to pay for screening can apply through their local county health department.  Younger people at higher risk for colorectal cancer because of a family or personal medical history are also included.

Strides for Life Dinner-Auction Reservation Deadline Wednesday, February 17th

There’s still time to make reservations for the Strides for Life Dinner Dance and Auction.  The deadline has been extended until Wednesday, February 17. The 7th Annual Dinner Dance will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott beginning with cocktails at 5 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 7:30. The annual fundraiser for Strides for Life is held in memory of Dylan Lawrence Cappel to benefit colon cancer prevention and early awareness.  Since  2005, the Strides for Life Life Colon Cancer Foundation has provided over $400,000 in medical services to people without insurance.

SCOPE Run and Fun to Beat Colorectal Cancer

Ready to run?  Walk?  Party?  Celebrate colorectal cancer survivors? The 5th Annual SCOPE Fun Run begins at 8:00 a.m. on March 27, 2010 at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. Registration is now open. The Sprint for Colorectal Oncology,Prevention and Education (SCOPE) includes: 5K Run/Walk 1 K Fun Walk for children beginning at 9 a.m. Survivor’s Fair Post-Race Party with live band Lewna Eclipse A special feature of the day will be a chance to explore inside the Super Colon, an educational project of the Prevent Cancer Foundation.   Eight feet high and 20 feet long, the Super Colon helps visitors understand the importance of screening to prevent colorectal cancer.

Colorectal Cancer Briefs: PSA Contest,Medicare Co-Pays, NCI Bethesda Clinical Trials

Briefly The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is sponsoring a contest for print and video ads that raise awareness of colorectal cancer. Clinical trials at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, MD are an option for cutting-edge treatment at no cost. When co-pays are raised for Medicare, the elderly make fewer outpatient visits but are hospitalized more often and stay in the hospital longer.

Crack a Smile for Colorectal Cancer

On April 18th, the fifth annual Crack A Smile Comedy Show will benefit the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC). Crack A Smile Comedy Show Saturday, April 18, 2009 starting at 8:15 p.m. Toronto Centre for the Arts George Weston Recital Hall 5040 Yonge St, (north of Sheppard Ave) Toronto, ON

Colon Bowlin Raises Dollars for Colorectal Cancer Research

Staff from the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare in La Cross, WI raised over $10,000 in their annual Colon Bowlin.  In its fifth year, the Colon Bowlin also included Wii and karaoke. Ann Gilbertson, an RN with Franciscan Skemp told WKBT Channel 8 that, “This started as a way to have fun and it turned into a way to have camaraderie for the hospital community, at the same time raising funds.”