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Super Colon to appear at Spring Into Safety event


On Saturday, May 18, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon® exhibit will be on display for the fifth annual Spring Into Safety Kid’s Day. The Super Colon is an interactive educational tool that travels to communities across America with the message that colorectal cancer is Preventable, Treatable, Beatable!®

Visitors will have a chance to walk through the giant inflatable colon to get an up-close look at healthy colon tissue, tissue with non-malignant colorectal disease like Crohn’s and colitis, colorectal polyps and various stages of colorectal cancer.

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® has traveled across the U.S. educating people on the importance of cancer screenings and ways reduce your cancer risk. More than 140,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and it is the second leading cause of cancer death overall.

The exhibit is put on by the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit organization focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy.

The Spring Into Safety Kid’s Day event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Trade Center at Northwest Montana Fairgrounds and is free and open to the whole family.

For more information about the Spring Into Safety Kids Day, contact Injury Prevention Coordinator Dan Daub at (406) 751-5727 or danieldaub@krmc.org.