"An unusual but very important interactive health exhibit comes to Greensboro on Saturday, Mar. 8. The Strollin’ Colon is an exhibit that teaches the importance of screenings for colon cancer. The free exhibit is sponsored by the Cone Health Cancer Center and Whole Foods Market Greensboro Friendly. The exhibit will be in Whole Foods Market Parking lot and will be open from noon until 3 p.m.
The Strollin’ Colon is an inflatable model colon that is 12 feet long, 10 feet high and 10 feet wide. Oncology clinicians from Cone Health will escort visitors through the exhibit to learn about polyps, ulcerative colitis and the various stages of colon cancer. Members of LeBauer Endoscopy will be there to answers questions about colorectal cancer screenings.
Visitors to the Strollin’ Colon can also take part in a raffle. For $5 they can enjoy a healthy turkey or veggie burger along with veggie chips and a drink.
According to the American Cancer Society, excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cancer killer of American men and women. It can often be prevented by removing pre-cancerous polyps which are often found during a routine screening colonoscopy. In fact, the death rate from colon cancer has been declining due in part to screenings.
The staff of Cone Health Cancer Center treated 245 cases of colon and rectal cancers in 2012 through its specialized program. Cone Health Cancer Center has been ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation in medical excellence for cancer care by CareChex®, a division of Comparion.
Cone Health is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost. The Network for Exceptional Care consists of The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Alamance Regional Medical Center, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, LeBauer HealthCare, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville and various outpatient clinics and programs. More than 10,650 exceptional people provide exceptional care to the people of Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Forsyth, Caswell and Randolph counties.
About Whole Foods Market®
Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/), a leader in the natural and organic foods industry and America’s first national certified organic grocer, was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” in 2008 by Health magazine. The Whole Foods Market motto, “Whole Foods, Whole People, Whole Planet”™ captures the company’s mission to find success in customer satisfaction and wellness, employee excellence and happiness, enhanced shareholder value, community support and environmental improvement. Thanks to its 53,000 Team Members, Whole Foods Market has been ranked as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by FORTUNE magazine for 15 consecutive years. In fiscal year 2008, the company had sales of $8 billion and currently has more than 275 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market, Fresh & WildTM, and Harry’s Farmers Market® are trademarks owned by Whole Foods Market IP, LP. Wild Oats® and Capers Community MarketTM are trademarks owned by Wild Marks, Inc."
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