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…  Read More

SCOPE Run Registration Now Open

Registration for the Fourth Annual SCOPE Fun Run is now open.  SCOPE (Sprint for Colorectal Oncology and Prevention) takes place March 28th in Houston. Sponsored by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, SCOPE features both a 5K run and a 1K Kid’s Run.  Special events for cancer survivors will also be held that day.

Wyoming Asks: Pledge to Screen for Colorectal Cancer

Men and women in Wyoming are encouraged to take the 2009 Pledge to Screen for Colorectal Cancer. People who complete the pledge receive information and a blue “buddy bracelet” to remind them to be screened. Residents of Wyoming who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t cover colonoscopy screening may be eligible for the Wyoming Colorectal Cancer…  Read More

Bottom Line Poetry Contest

Inspired?  Got some special words about colonoscopies? Digestive Care gastroenterologists in Florida want to hear your poems . . . and will award $500 for the best new poem featuring colonoscopies during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.  Or the winning poet can have a free colonoscopy.

Dress in Blue Tomorrow

Dress in blue to raise awareness of colorectal cancer on Friday, March 6, 2009.  Talk to your friends about colon cancer, reminding them to be screened and learn about the symptoms of colon  and rectal cancer. Colon cancer survivor Anita Mitchell organized the first Dress in Blue Day in her children’s school.  The children, who normally…  Read More