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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Screening Day

Feb. 11, 2011

Learn how you can give back to your community by offering free colonoscopies to uninsured and underinsured Americans.

Around the country, AGA members give back to their communities throughout the year in a number of ways. During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, many gastroenterologists offer free colonoscopies to uninsured and underinsured Americans.

On March 25 and 26, 2011, the AGA is once again sponsoring the National Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Screening Day. Currently, programs around the country are coordinating their free colonoscopy efforts to occur on one of these two days. The overall goal of the event is to increase awareness of the need for colorectal cancer screening across the country and provide free screening for those who could not otherwise afford this vital test.

The AGA firmly believes that all Americans should have access to lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings. Through this organized event, we are conducting a broad-based screening program targeting low income, uninsured adults aged 50 and older, raising awareness across the country of both the need for screening and the need to eliminate the socio-economic discrepancies in those screened.

Are you conducting a screening program in your area? Contact us with information about your program or if you would like to learn more about how you can help.

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