SOURCE: Iowa Digestive Disease Center

Iowa Digestive Disease Center

March 27, 2014 14:13 ET

Look Who's Working to Prevent Colon Cancer...

Eighteen Local Companies Have Committed Resources and Funding to Support the Iowa Digestive Disease Center Des Moines Colon Cancer Run & Walk -- All With the Vision to Beat Colon Cancer!

CLIVE, IA--(Marketwired - March 27, 2014) -

Unity Point Health - Des Moines Iowa Endoscopy Center Iowa Digestive Disease Center
Competitive Edge First Medical, Inc Iowa Pathology Associates, PC
Iowa Radiology Anderson Erickson Mercy Clinic Laboratory
Wellmark Syversen Engineering First American Bank
West Des Moines OB/GYN Salix Pharmaceutical Amplimark, LLC
Myriad Suprep Bowel Prep Associations Marketing Group, Inc

"In Iowa, colorectal cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths with more Iowans dying of colorectal cancer than breast and prostate cancer combined," says Dr. Nagendra Myneni, Gastroenterologist -- Iowa Digestive Disease Center. 

According to the CDC Iowa has the sixth highest rate of colorectal cancer in the U.S.

Colorectal cancer can almost always be cured if detected early through screening. Please join us to help educate the public about colorectal cancer, promote screening and get people talking about this deadly but preventable disease.

The race starts at 9:00 a.m., Saturday March 29th at 1378 NW 124th Street, Clive, IA. Registrations will be open through 8:45 a.m. the day of the race.

The SUPER INFLATABLE COLON will be available for walk-through tours -- provided by the Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa.

POLYP MAN may also put in an appearance!

Go to for online registration.

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