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CANCELLED - Main Street Goes Blue! Get screened for colon cancer
Out of an abundance of caution, we have decided to postpone the Oneonta Main Street Goes Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Celebration on March 27. We’ll reach out again when we have details established for the new event. We appreciate your partnership and support of this important cause.
March is still Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and Oneonta Main Street businesses are still decorated in blue with blue stars on display. We’re also encouraging the community to participate in local “Dress Blue Day” on March 27. Please, dress in blue to help spread the word that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable! We’d love for those participating to post photos to our Facebook page.
As always, our program is able to assist those who are uninsured or underinsured to access colon cancer screening for free. Individuals age 50 and older can call 1-888-345-0225 to sign up for a free take-home colorectal cancer screening FIT kit that will be sent by mail. We are here to help.
Join us for a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Celebration in the Muller Plaza, Main Street, Oneonta, NY (Rain location: Walkway to Main Street) on March 27 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Enjoy us for light refreshments, giveaways, music, health information tables, corn hole from Destination Oneonta, and much more! Eligible individuals will be able to sign up for free take-home colorectal cancer screening FIT kits.
Colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. All men and women ages 50 and older should be screened for colon cancer.
Uninsured? High deductible or copay? No problem! Call the Cancer Services Program of the Central Region for information about free colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screening: 1-888-345-0225.
Colon Cancer Risk Factors
If you have any of the following risk factors for colorectal cancer, it’s important that you are screened for the disease:
- Age greater than 50
- Family history of colon cancer or polyps
- African American ethnicity
- Gene mutations that increase chances of colon cancer developing
- Type 2 diabetes
- Having had IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), including Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis
It’s also important to be tested if you’ve noticed blood in your stool, persistent diarrhea or constipation, unexplained weight-loss, or stomach pain that doesn’t stop.
Main Street Goes Blue