HMH Hosts Colon Cancer Awareness Event with Deez Butts Barbeque

March 02, 2017

HMH Wellness on Wheels team to provide free colon cancer screening kits

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Hardin Memorial Health (HMH) invites the public to its colon cancer awareness event on Friday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the North Tower Parking Lot of the hospital main campus at 913 North Dixie Avenue. The HMH Wellness on Wheels team will provide information about colon cancer and free colon cancer screening kits to the first 100 people 50 and older. In honor of the colon, the Deez Butts Barbeque food truck will be on hand selling a variety of BBQ lunch options.

HMH cares about our community and put together a fun event to bring attention to this important medical issue. Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in America. Ninety percent of new cases occur in people 50 or older.

“The good news is that with screening, colon cancer is preventable,” said Nancy Bowles, Assistant Vice President, Cancer Care Services. “That’s why we encourage people to take advantage of our free at home screening kits that are mailed in for analysis.”

Bowles also encouraged people to discuss their risk factors with their primary care physician and follow screening guidelines. 

People are also encouraged to wear blue on March 3 in recognition of “Dress in Blue Day” raising awareness for Colon Cancer (even University of Louisville fans).

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