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- Colorectal cancer is the number two cancer killer among men and the number three cancer killer in women in the United States.
- More than 2,140 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year in South Carolina.
- Colorectal cancer is preventable and is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it is detected early.
- Screening for colorectal cancer saves lives by removing precancerous growths before they become cancerous.
- If you are 50 years or older, ask your doctor about being screened for colorectal cancer.
The Colorectal Cancer Walk on Saturday, March 31, 2012 will raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of early detection through screening. Proceeds from the walk will help fund screenings for eligible individuals.
Proceeds from the event benefit future Colorectal Cancer awareness-raising events at the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers. Donations are tax deductible. The tax ID for Palmetto Health Foundation is 57-0760310.
- The two-mile Colorectal Cancer Awareness Walk starts at the entrance to Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street.
- Registration is necessary for all walk participants. The fee is $25.
Where: Riverfront Park, 312 Laurel Street, Columbia, SC
When: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Cost: $25 registration fee.
9 a.m. – Registration at Park Entrance
9:30 a.m. – Opening remarks
10 a.m. Walk starts—rain or shine—preceded by an aerobic warm-up.
- The Walk event includes water, light refreshments and music and concludes with the simultaneous release of blue balloons by walk participants.
- Safety Reminders: you may walk, run, or roll wheelchairs. Strollers and skates are welcome. For the safety of our participants, no animals or bicycles, please.
- All participants must sign the waiver on the Registration Form before participating in the walk event.
For questions or additional information, call 803.434.7275.