Help Strike Out Colon Cancer!
For the eleventh year, Gundersen Health System is teaming up with the La Crosse Loggers to get the message out about preventing colorectal cancer by getting screened.
Thursday, June 20 will be Strike Out Colon Cancer Night presented by Gundersen Health System at the Loggers game. The night will include messages from survivors about their battles with colorectal cancer, educational materials for fans on the importance of getting screened and an opportunity for survivors to be honored during the first pitch ceremony. Please meet at 6 p.m. if you'd like to be in the group picture.
All survivors who participate will receive a free t-shirt and two game tickets. T-shirts and tickets will be available to pick up at the information desk in the Legacy Building June 17-19 or at the game.
Did you know?
- Every four minutes someone is diagnosed with colon cancer and every nine minutes someone in the United States dies of colorectal cancer.
- Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer deaths.
- Colorectal cancer is one of the most easily prevented cancers because it develops from polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous.