Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force

Omaha, NE – The 11th annual Boxer 500 Run and Walk to prevent colorectal cancer will take place on Sunday, August 11th at 8:00 AM. The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force proudly hosts the event again this year at Werner Park. Participants are encouraged to draw attention to their bottoms and colorectal cancer by participating in boxer underwear.

Jeri Engen, Event Co-Chair, joins Mike Hogan "Live & Local" to discuss how preventable this disease is, how the task force helps people get diagnosed, and how much fun this event is for the whole family!  Whether or not you're pre-registered, everyone is welcome to attend. 

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Colon cancer is the #2 killer in this country.  Yet early detection can save your life.  The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force wants everyone to know how to prevent this deadly disease. 

"Rollin’ to Colon" is a bicycle ride event for adults and kids alike.  Several routes have been mapped,  all starting at DC West High School in Valley, NE., including a 53 mile loop to Colon, Nebraska.  Children are also welcome and encouraged to participate in a short ride around Valley, NE which guides them to the City Park and back.

This bicycling event, on June 16th, raises awareness about colorectal cancer and helps to support the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force mission of Education - Detection - Prevention.  Their goal is to get people talking about colon cancer to increase screening rates and save lives!  

Chris Snowardt, colon cancer survivor and Co-Director of this year’s event chats with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about beating cancer, early detection, and the importance and fun fo this family friendly event.

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The Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force is dedicated to increasing the number of lives saved from colon cancer through education, early detection, and prevention.  Board member Jeri Engen joins Mike Hogan to discuss this weekend's fund raising event, colon cancer prevention, and why you should get checked.  More information is available at

During the month of March -- Colon Cancer Awareness Month -- the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force makes free FOBT kits available at nearly 140 locations in the Metro area.