Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but this cancer is preventable with regular screenings! In honor of colorectal cancer awareness month, you are invited to attend the Colon Cancer Awareness and Remembrance Event.

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 11 am-2 pm at the Transylvania County Library to recognize loved ones affected by colon cancer, tour an interactive 12-foot inflatable “Stollin’ Colon” showing healthy and diseased tissue, learn more about colon cancer prevention, and find out how and when you can get screened (including alternatives to colonoscopy). Light refreshments and healthy eating cooking demonstrations will be offered, and medical professionals will be available to answer questions about colon cancer. This event is free and open to everyone.

For more information, contact Transylvania Public Health at (828) 884-1752.