CONTACT: Kelly Woody
Retreat Doctors’ Hospital, ESPN 950 to Hold Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event Featuring NFL Hall of Famer and Colonoscopy Champion, Willie Lanier.
Richmond, Va. (March 10, 2015) – Retreat Doctors’ Hospital is partnering with ESPN 950 to offer a free colorectal cancer seminar in recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
The event will take place from 5:00 -7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at The Virginia Center for Architecture, 2501 Monument Avenue, Richmond. This important seminar will offer informational speakers, discussing colorectal cancer prevention and the latest in treatment options.
NFL Hall of Famer and colonoscopy champion, Willie Lanier will also share his personal story.
The opportunity to sign up to schedule a screening colonoscopy with one of the physician presenters will be available at the event.
Space is limited and registration is required.
Registrations can be made by calling (804) 320-DOCS (3627).
According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related death for men and women combined. Nearly 133,000 new cases of colon and rectal cancer will be diagnosed this year in the United States. Screening is also allowing more colorectal cancers to be found earlier when the disease is easier to cure- highlighting the importance of early detection.