Prevention – A Grassroots Outreach
What do tractors, ponies, cotton candy and the Prevent Cancer SuperColon™ have in common? The Calhoun County Fair, that’s what! Running annually for the last 162 years it is the oldest fair in Michigan. The Battle Creek Community Foundation and the Regional Health Alliance hosted the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s exhibit to highlight prevention awareness about colon cancer in their community and to promote screenings by encouraging visitors to begin a discussion about the disease.
Nearly 700 people turned out as the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C’s) offered bicycle giveaways, a mock-up of a colonoscopy procedure room, healthy food and cooking demos, Senior exercise class, multiple health screenings and much, much more.