Let’s Roll: Lexington Medical Center’s Colon Cancer Challenge

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month and Lexington Medical Center will host the first “Colon Cancer Challenge 2010,” a bike ride to support local cancer screenings.

The bike ride will be Saturday, March 20, 2010. The one-day event will feature family fun rides, along with challenges for serious riders. The 65-mile ride will begin at 8 a.m., the 25-mile ride will begin at 9 a.m. and the 10-mile and five-mile rides will begin at 10 a.m. at Dutch Fork High School.

The idea for the bike ride came from Dr. March Seabrook, one of the hospital’s gastroenterologists and the governor of the American College of Gastroenterology. Dr. Seabrook is a prominent advocate for expanding colorectal screenings in South Carolina, and through his work, Dr. Seabrook reached out to the University of South Carolina’s Center for Colon Cancer Research for a contribution. The Center then donated funds to Lexington Medical Center for an event that would promote colon cancer awareness.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer found in men and women in the United States and is responsible for nearly 50,000 deaths annually. The best way to conquer colorectal cancer is to get screened. The recommended age for a colonoscopy is 50 years old and above.

To register or for more information about the race please visit our Web site at www.lexmed.com.

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3 Responses to “Let’s Roll: Lexington Medical Center’s Colon Cancer Challenge”

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if there is any registration for the “Colon Cancer Challenge” I am very interested in participating.

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