Featuring a giant inflatable colon exhibit, the Big Colon Tour is coming to help educate and raise awareness about colorectal cancer.
The interactive experience is Friday, May 4, from 5-10 p.m. at the Cumming Fairgrounds in conjunction with Relay For Life and depicts the different stages of colorectal cancer to educate patients about recommended screenings and raise awareness about how to prevent the disease.
Colorectal cancer affects 1 million people in the U.S. It is currently the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American men and women. In 2018, it’s estimated that there will be 140,250 new cases.
In Georgia, an average of 4,080 new cases are diagnosed annually, and 32 percent of people in Georgia over the age of 50 are not getting screened regularly.
The Big Colon Tour is a partnership between Bayer and patient advocacy organizations Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Fight Colorectal Cancer.