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Mega Colon in San Francisco

Mega Colon in San Francisco

* Please note the Super Colon will be being prepped for the preceding 12 hours. Please do not bring food into the Super Colon during that time. Do not park within 100 feet due to Go-Lytely flooding risk. *

WHAT:

To raise awareness about the importance of early colon cancer detection, the California Department of Public Health, California Colon Cancer Control Program, is bringing “Prevent Cancer’s Super Colon” to San Francisco for the first time.

“Super Colon” is a 20-foot interactive inflatable colon that people can walk through! It shows you healthy colon tissues, as well as polyps at various stages.

Unlike many other cancers, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable with proper screening.  It is the second-leading cancer killer for both men and women in the United States. Early screening is the key to preventing this disease.

WHEN:

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

SATURDAY, May 15, 2010

WHERE:

The Sixth-Annual Asian Heritage Street Celebration

Civic Center on Larkin Street from the Asian Art Museum (Grove Street) to Little Saigon (Ellis Street) San Francisco

WHO:

Ellen Lee, California Colon Cancer Control Program

NOTE:  Ellen Lee is available for in-studio interviews prior to the event

www.cdph.ca.gov