March 20, 2021
Saturday, March 20th, Redmond hosted a free, community drive-through event in honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Eligible members of the community were able to pick up their free colon cancer screening kit from their car, then return the completed kit the following week.
Residents were also able to enjoy the Northwest Georgia Cruisers' display of classic cars stationed throughout the hospital parking lot for the “Cruisin’ for Colon Screening” event.
The qualifications to receive a free Colon Cancer Screening Kit included individuals age 45 and older who have not had a colonoscopy in the last 5 years, as well as individuals in colorectal cancer high-risk categories including: personal or strong family history of colorectal cancer or colon polyps. Other eligible groups included black males with family history of colorectal cancer, and individuals with a history of inflammatory bowel disease.