Walk through the “Strollin Colon” | Pierce County

  • Sat Mar 15th, 2014 7:32pm
  • Life

Walk through the “Strollin Colon” and learn about colon cancer and how easy it is to get screened.  The “Strollin Colon” is a 12 x 10 inflatable exhibit that allows visitors to see the how colon polyps can cause cancer.


When &          Tuesday March 18 – Highline Medical Center, Burien

Where:           Main Lobby, Somers Auditorium 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.



Monday March 24 – St. Joseph Medical Center. Tacoma

Main Lobby 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Tuesday March 25 – Westfield Southcenter Mall

Food court, Second Floor 8 a.m. to Noon



Thursday March 27 – St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw

Second Floor Lobby 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Friday March 28 – St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor

Larson Conference Center Lobby 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Why: March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month.


Speakers:       Harry Teicher, MD Gastroenterologist – March 18 & 25

Shalini Kanneganti, MD Surgeon – March 24

Jamie Dobosz, Program Manager – Community Cancer Program

March 27 & 28


Franciscan Health System includes St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way; St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood; St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw; St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor; Highline Medical Center, Burien; Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners, Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas; Franciscan Hospice House, University Place; Franciscan Medical Group clinics and providers, Pierce, King and Kitsap counties; and the Franciscan Foundation.