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Troy SC Outreach Health Festival
Ralph Magwood – National Coordinator
James Robert Giza – Communications & Editorial Manager
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 28, 2016
Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation to Partner with Beaumont Health
on Free Outreach Health Festival for All Ages at Oakland Mall in Troy on Aug. 6
The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) is teaming up with Beaumont Health, Michigan’s largest health care system, to provide the local community of Troy, Mich., a free day of overall health education, with a particular emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and prevention, alongside live performances from area arts groups and entertainers, on Saturday, Aug. 6, from noon to 4 p.m. at Oakland Mall, located at 412 W. 14 Mile.
The Susie’s Cause Free Troy Outreach Health Festival is the third stop on a 10-city health festival tour organized by Susie’s Cause, a Baltimore-based national nonprofit organization dedicated to colon cancer prevention, treatment, and support services. The festivals are specifically designed to provide colon cancer education to underserved communities, in which colon cancer diagnoses and deaths occur at an alarmingly high rate, with disproportionate screening suspected to be at least partly to blame. A 2013 Harvard School of Public Health study reported that 40 percent of all colorectal cancers might be prevented if people had regular colonoscopies. Overall, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer that affects both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
Beyond colon cancer education, the Susie’s Cause Free Troy Outreach Health Festival will offer free health screenings, healthy lifestyle exhibits, fitness demonstrations, line dancing, Zumba, face painting, giveaways, and an appearance by Beau the Bear, the mascot of Beaumont Children’s. Local arts groups and entertainers scheduled to perform live are the First United Church of Jesus Apostolic Praise Team, Al Bettis, Rashida Johnson, Danny Lee Caincross and The Detroit Trouble, Low Key Sounds, LaDon Ford, David Whitfield, and Andre Archer.
Val Monroe of WEXL-AM will emcee the event, with Highland Park trainer Coach Kiwi leading the fitness demonstrations. In addition, festival media partner WFDF (910 AM Superstation) will provide live radio broadcast coverage throughout the day. Local representatives from the American Cancer Society will also be on hand to share information and resources with attendees.
The most recent Susie’s Cause Free Outreach Health Festival, held on June 4 in New York City, engaged more than 5,000 people from the local community who stopped by the festival’s site at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building Plaza on West 125th Street in Harlem. After Troy, the next Susie’s Cause Free Outreach Health Festival is scheduled for Aug. 20 in Indianapolis. Lilly Oncology is a sustaining sponsor of this nationwide health festival tour.
About Susie’s Cause: The Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) has broken the silence about colorectal cancer and worked tirelessly to establish itself as the national grassroots voice championing the critical importance of early screening and detection, healthy living, and aggressive therapeutic intervention in preventing and treating this disease. Also dedicated to funding critical research, Susie’s Cause has raised and donated more than $500,000 to the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. This year, Susie’s Cause is taking its signature Free Outreach Health Festival to 10 cities across the United States, including Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and New York. A free day of overall health education, with a particular focus on colon cancer screening and prevention, these festivals are specifically designed to engage underserved communities, in which colon cancer diagnoses and deaths occur at an alarmingly high rate. Founded in 2005 and headquartered in Baltimore, Susie’s Cause, a 501(c)(3) charity, currently has an affiliate in North Carolina, with plans for further expansion. To learn more, go online to www.coloncancerfoundation.org, or call 410-244-1778.
About Beaumont Health: Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system, based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization, it was formed in 2014 by Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare to provide patients with the benefit of greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,337 beds, 168 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 35,000 employees and about 3,500 volunteers. In 2015, the organization had $4.1 billion in net revenue with 177,934 inpatient admissions, 17,151 births and 530,860 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation, Inc.
201 North Charles Street, Suite 2404
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