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Moms, March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Talking cancer is not a pretty topic, but neither is dying from cancer. Living, enjoying life, and being around for all of your family’s special occasions is. And, in order to do that, we need to talk cancer.

Being a woman does not shield Moms from developing colon cancer. As a matter of fact, an estimated 24,680* women in the U.S. died from colon cancer in 2009. Imagine how may of those women were Moms.

Here are two things you can do to help raise colon cancer awareness:

Spread the word
The American Cancer Society recommends that men and women aged 50 or older, talk to their doctor about being screened for colon cancer. If you are under age 50, remind the Moms (and Dads) you know over 50 to be screened. The American Cancer Society even has a neat e-card reminder you can send.

Get moving
Participate in the Colon Cancer Coalition’s inaugural Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk. Those that register early will received a T-shirt and goodie bag. The event is family friendly, and food and refreshments will be available. Click here for registration and event details.

Get Your Rear in Gear - Saturday, March 20, 2010
Registration: 7 a.m., Kids Fun Run: 8 a.m.
5K Timed Run/Walk: 8:15 a.m., 10K Run: 8:45 a.m.
Location: Trinity Park, PR #3
 


*American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2009
 

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