March is Colorectal Cancer Screening Awareness Month

FLINT — Colorectal Cancer is often preventable and treatable, and screening can save lives. Yet, screening for this type of cancer is underutilized, particularly among African Americans, who continue to bear an unjust Colorectal Cancer burden.

Starting today (March 12), a team of Michigan State University public health practitioners is teaming up with the American Cancer Society and Greater Holy Temple Church of God In Christ (COGIC) to distribute free take-home screening kits to Flint-area residents.

Thanks to Ascension-Genesys Hospital and Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Flint, these lifesaving screening kits will be handed out for free.

Flint-area residents can stop by every Thursday morning and afternoon during R. L. Jones Community Outreach Center’s (COC) weekly Help Center food and bottled water distribution on the Campus of Great Holy Temple Church.

Free screening kits will be available from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., every Thursday starting (today) March 12. The program is expected to run through the end of April at the Campus, Greater Holy Temple (COGIC), 6702 Dort Hwy, Flint. — G.G.