The annual Colon Screening for Life 5K Event will be held in Downtown Evansville's Old National Bank on Saturday, June 8, 2024 and registration is now open.

Colon Screening Can Save Lives

While no one wants to talk about it, colon screening is a vital preventative procedure and it saves lives. While a colon screening may not be on the top of your "Things I'd Really Love to Do" list, you should know just how important getting one really is.

Support Colon Screening for Life by Participating in the Upcoming 5k

Colon Screening for Life, Inc., is an Evansville, Indiana-based, 501c 3 non-profit dedicated to sharing the importance of this potentially life-saving procedure while also attempting to shake the stigma surrounding it. As a non-profit, Colon Screening for Life relies on donations from local businesses and individuals to continue its mission. You can help support the cause by registering for the annual Colon Screening for Life 5K.

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Colorectal Cancer is the Third Most Common Cancer Diagnosis in America

According to Colon Screening for Life (CSL), "colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States" and it is the second leading cancer killer. However, annual screenings can often detect "precancerous polyps—abnormal growths in the colon or rectum—so they can be removed before turning into cancer." CSL continues, "screening also helps find colorectal cancer at an early stage, when treatment often leads to a cure."

Colon Screenings Should Begin at Age 45

It is recommended by the U.S. Preventative Task Force that individuals begin undergoing regular screenings beginning at age 45, or even earlier if there isa family history of colorectal cancer. Of course, you should always talk with your doctor before scheduling any type of procedure.


Register Now for the 2024 Colon Screening for Life 5K in Downtown Evansville

This year's run/walk will take place at Old National Bank in downtown Evansville on Saturday, June 8th. The event will feature both a 5K for runners and walkers and a 1-mile walk for anyone over the age of 5. Additionally, there is a Kids' Dash that morning as well.

Colon Screening for Life 5K Registration Fees and Discounts

Registration is $25 per person until June 6th at 12:00 AM when the fee increases to $30.00 per person. However, 20% discounts are available for the following individuals and groups:

  • Seniors age 55 and over
  • Veterans, active or retired
  • Fireman and Police Officers
  • Corporate teams of 20 or more

Colon Screening for Life also offers a fourth registration for free when you purchase three. However, you must register all on the same registration form in order to receive the discount, and only one discount can be used per registration.

Registration can be done on the day of the race or in advance here.

[Sources: Colon Screening for LifeU.S. Preventative Services Task Force]

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