Let’s team up against cancer, Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.
Each event is 6-24 hours in length and each team is asked to have a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps. Cancer patients don't stop because they're tired, and for one night, neither do we.
Each team sets up a themed campsite at the event and continues their fundraising efforts by collecting donations for food, goods, games, and activities. This money will count towards their overall team fundraising goal.
It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States, when men and women are combined, yet it can be prevented through screening?
Help us make a difference in colorectal cancer in your community by making a pledge to speak with your doctor about screening options. Men and women age 50 or older should be screened for colorectal cancer. Those with a family history of the disease may need to be screened earlier. There are several screening options available, including simple take home tests. A doctor can advise as to which test is best, based on individual needs and risk for the disease.
Most people with early stage colorectal cancer have it and don’t know it. Join us in starting an open dialogue about the importance of colorectal cancer screening. Make a pledge to be screened or encourage a friend, co-worker, family member, or even a stranger to take the pledge. Pledge to Screen today!
You can also learn more about how the American Cancer Society is fighting colorectal cancer by visiting our Colorectal Cancer Special Coverage Page.
This year, the Calhoun County event will be on May 5, 2018 at the Oxford High School, 1 Yellow Jacket Drive in Oxford Alabama. Please go on the web site, http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?fr_id=87377&pg=entry and join our team!