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Coco the Colossal Colon is Coming to Las Vegas

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your colon looks like? Find out this weekend at the Zappos.com Rock & Roll Las Vegas Marathon – that’s where Coco the Colossal Colon will be on display. You can crawl through this wacky, winding 40-foot-long, 4-foot-tall replica of the human colon, hosted by St. Rose Dominican Hospitals, on Sunday, December 4, from 2-10 p.m.

This year’s marathon benefits the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America, and this free exhibit is meant to give you a new perspective on colorectal cancer, Crohn’s Disease, colitis and the importance of early detection.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States. Almost 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer this year, and over 55,000 of them will die. Daunting numbers, BUT … colorectal cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers – over 90 percent of all cases can be prevented through proper screening.

Coco will be by the orange Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America Team Challenge tent near the finish line (on the southeast side of the Mandalay Bay Resort & Hotel parking lot). For more information, visit www.ccteamchallenge.org.

 

 

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