In recognition of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, Brown Medicine’s Endoscopy Center held a public information event on March 16, 2023, at East Providence City Hall.
The free, public event was open to people of all ages and was designed to remind people that colon cancer is preventable, beatable, and treatable, especially when discovered early.
Educational exhibits provided useful information on the importance of colon cancer screening. Welcoming remarks were offered from East Providence Mayor Roberto DaSilva and East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Laura McNamara. Additionally, Dr. Harlan Rich, Medical Director of Brown Medicine’s Endoscopy Center, discussed the significance of screening and early detection.
In commemoration of Colon Cancer Awareness Month, guests wore blue in support of survivors and for those still fighting. A giant colon was also on display to provide a first-hand look at colon disease. In addition, to raise further awareness, entertainment was provided by the Greene-Roy Academy of Irish Step Dancers who joined in the fight to stomp out colon cancer.