Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign: Don’t Die of Embarrassment!
We have the power to prevent diseases and promote health. But did you know that 106 individuals are diagnosed with cancer in Erie County, each week? And that 45 of these people eventually will die from the disease? (Source: New York State Cancer Registry)
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of death for the people between 45 to 85 years of age. Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the major forms of cancer that can be detected early, and so, be easily and successfully treated. Yet it is the only type of cancer for which mortality rates have not decreased, because the rate of screening is significantly lower than other forms of cancer - nationally, statewide, and in Erie County.
Buffalo State College's Health and Wellness Department and Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and the American Cancer Society are launching a campaign to help employees learn about and how to prevent the disease. Informational brochures, workshops, and online materials will be made available throughout the semester. The goal of this activity is to improve employees’ quality of life, reduce health care and benefit costs, and cut unnecessary deaths from colorectal cancer.
Please tune in during the next few weeks.
If you are interested in helping in the campaign by completing a short survey, contact Sue Baldwin, Ph.D., CHES, assistant professor, Buffalo State College at (716) 878-6503 for more information.
Your participation in this survey will allow you to enter in a raffle drawing for one of several gifts available. Those interested and who do not have Internet access can contact Buffalo State's Health and Wellness Department at (716) 878-6501 or (716) 878-6502 for assistance.
Administrators and supervisors, please post this notice in publicly accessible places such as bulletin boards, break rooms, or department bulletin boards.