Monday, February 28, 2011

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Just a reminder that March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.  Take some time out and remind that relative or friend, man or woman that is approaching age 50 to get screened. 

If you have a family history of colon cancer please consult your family physician.  Thanks to the mother of our model above from 2008 and a caste of characters, colon cancer screening is covered by all insurance companies in Pennsylvania.

Colon Cancer is treatable and curable with screening and early detection, however it still remains at number two of all cancer deaths in the US.

Also a big shout out goes to Molly and Erika.  Molly was the founder of Colon Club.   It is a non-profit organization started in 2003 dedicated to  raising awareness of colorectal cancer in out-of-the-box ways.  Since 2005, the organization has put out their edition of the Colondar since 2005.  Erika, a stage IV colon cancer survivor and former Snyder County resident has been brave enough to be on cover since it's inception.  The above picture is a personal favorite from 2008. Erika also sits on the board the directors of the Colon Club.

Once again, a big shout out to these amazing women and colon cancer survivors.

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