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 through education and awareness events. 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. This year’s Colon Screening for Life 5K will be held at Old National Bank, Downtown on June 17, 2023. 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!
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Doors open 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 a shorter distance of 2.2 miles and was held around the lake behind Cracker Barrel in Evansville, Indiana on one of the coldest days of the year! Frigid! We ran the event out of a tent and used air blowers to keep warm and to keep our hands from going numb. We had about 250 brave, cold participants and 25 volunteers. At the time, we thought it would be our first and last event, but we don’t give up and Colon Screening for Life! So here we are, celebrating our 17-year anniversary with three “Shake Your Booty” dances and one of the largest 5K Run/Walk events in the city under our belt. Over the last 17 years, we have grown to become Colon Screening for Life, Inc., a non-profit 501c (3) organization, a 5K, and have traveled around to finally land at our home, Old National Bank, Downtown Evansville. 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 continue to see the enthusiasm and passion in our participants who come out to our events every year, we will continue our mission.