The mission at Colon Screening for Life, Inc. is to educate the community on early detection and prevention of colon cancer through regular screenings such as colonoscopies. Each year thousands of American families are affected by this common but little discussed disease. Colon Screening for Life, Inc. a 501c(3) organization, works to decrease the incidence of colon cancer and related deaths in the Tri-state area by causing individuals to make lifestyle choices that lessen the possibility of developing colon cancer and increasing the number of individuals who seek timely colon cancer screening. Two of the ways we help bring Colon Cancer Awareness to the forefront is by providing programs like our CSFL 5K Run/Walk and our Shake Your Booty Dance to increase awareness about the disease. This year’s Colon Screening for Life 5K will be held at Old National Bank, Downtown on June 11, 2022. Colorectal cancer is just starting to receive the long overdue attention it deserves and this is an opportunity for you to get involved with an issue that is gaining national attention. When you make a decision to be an advocate for colorectal cancer prevention, people will pay attention. Your support will make a true impact and help save thousands of lives! We can’t wait to see you at the 5K!
Saturday, June 11th, 2022
Festivities start at 7 a.m.
Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m.
Old National Bank, Downtown Evansville
5K (3.1 miles) and 1 mile walk
Title & Founding Sponsor
How it all Began…
Colon Screening for Life’s first run/walk was held in April, 2007. It was the shorter distance of 2.2 miles, was held around the lake behind Cracker Barrel in Evansville on one of the coldest days of the year! I mean frigid cold! We ran the whole production out of a tent and used hot air blowers to try and keep warm and to keep our hands from going numb. Which by the way, didn’t help much. We had about 250 brave, cold participants and 25 volunteers. I have to admit that after that initial run I thought it was our first and last. But we don’t give up, as long as the need to educate and bring awareness to the Tri-State community about the importance of colon cancer screening still exists and we see the passionate people who come out to our events every year, we will continue our mission. So here we are, celebrating our 16 year anniversary with three “Shake Your Booty Dances and the second largest 5K Run/Walk in the city under our belt. Over the past 16 years, we have grown to become Colon Screening for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c(3) organization, a 5K and have traveled to finally land at our home, Old National Bank, Downtown Evansville. All this, because a doctor passionate about his profession and colon cancer prevention, who is an avid runner, and his fitness instructor put their heads together to start the Colon Screening for Life 5K Run/Walk! And the rest is history…