Bathrooms and Advocacy Go Hand in Hand at Influential DC Venue


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National nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) bringing smart, self-monitoring, semi-permanent Throne bathroom to Sandlot Anacostia throughout the month of June to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening.

Fight CRC, Throne and Sandlot are bringing a special restroom to the vibrant DC local spot, Sandlot Anacostia. Sandlot Anacostia, founded, by DC native Ian Callender and team, has become a hub for promoting art, supporting Black creatives and businesses, and a gathering place for live music and summer events. This partnership between Throne Bathroom, Fight CRC, and Sandlot represents a unique blend of activism, community engagement, and urban revitalization. And it makes sense: According to the American Cancer Society, Black Americans are about 20% more likely to get colorectal cancer and about 40% more likely to die from it than most other groups.

This collaboration aims to shine a spotlight on the importance of early detection, prevention, and access to quality care while supporting the local community. The Throne is wrapped to feature a colorectal cancer screening quiz, and bathroom users can scan a QR code to find more information on screening options and request resources.

“We are honored to partner with Throne Bathroom and Sandlot Anacostia during the month of June to raise awareness for colorectal cancer screening in a unique and impactful way,” said Anjee Davis, Fight CRC President. “By providing attendees with a clean, convenient bathroom, we aim to empower individuals to take control of their health and prioritize colorectal cancer screening.”

"We’re thrilled to have the Fight CRC Advocacy Throne at Sandlot Anacostia to shine a spotlight on an issue that affects communities so disproportionately," said Jessica Heinzelman, co-founder and COO of Throne. “By collaborating with Sandlot, an incredibly influential venue dedicated to community empowerment, we hope to foster conversations around this critical health issue.”

Ian Callender, owner of Sandlot, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "Sandlot is proud to support Fight CRC’s efforts to combat colorectal cancer with the Throne. This collaboration will not only bring attention to an important cause but also highlight the transformative power of cultural programming and community engagement."

Throne, Fight CRC, and Sandlot are eager to embark on this joint venture, leveraging their respective strengths to make a meaningful difference. By combining Throne Bathroom's expertise in providing exceptional restroom facilities with Fight CRC's advocacy initiatives and Sandlot’s visibility and influence, this partnership is poised to create a lasting impact in the fight against colorectal cancer.

You can see and experience the FightCRC Advocacy Throne at upcoming Sandlot Anacostia events including: SoulTrak Soul Outdoors (6/15), Big Chune Party (6/22). For more events:

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