June 23, 2011
The Prevent Cancer Foundation had the incredible opportunity to exhibit the Prevent Cancer Super ColonTM in Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park on June 15th. Centennial Park, in the heart of downtown “Hotlanta”, is a gathering place for so many people to enjoy and celebrate, since it is one of the city’s 1996 Olympic Games’ host legacy projects. The Olympic torch has been extinguished for more than a decade now, but the park provides a unique and festive spot for downtown Atlanta’s workforce, parents with children and for those attending the large conventions at the Georgia Dome.
With such a remarkable backdrop and with hundreds of children cooling off in the Fountain of Rings, the Prevent Cancer Super Colon stop, made possible through the support of Amgen, soon became one of the day’s most sought out attractions. The Foundation welcomed more than 800 individuals through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon. Many adults expressed great interest in knowing more about colorectal cancer prevention and many others shared their own experiences with colitis and polyps or stories of colon cancer battles. Overall, the hundreds of people who stopped by were quite diverse in age, race, and ethnic background. A host of children, coming directly from the Fountain of Rings, made it through the Super Colon in their wet swimsuits and for the first time in the history of the exhibit, a group of runners literally jogged through the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.
The Foundation partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia Cancer Coalition, Northside Hospital, and American Cancer Society for the day’s educational exhibit. They were able to assist local individuals with specific questions about upcoming events, and colorectal cancer screenings and treatment.
One of the day’s highlights was when survivors who visited the Prevent Cancer Super Colon encouraged others to get regular colonoscopies.
Check out the video of the event and some of the enthusiastic visitors who shared their personal stories and their impressions of the Prevent Cancer Super Colon.