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Date:3/11/2009

oit Science Center

5020 John R. Street, Detroit

WHEN: March 13 -18 Best day for media will be Friday, March 13.

Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

WHY: To help raise awareness about the importance of colon health and early detection to prevent colorectal cancer and other related diseases.

COST: General Admission is $7.95 for adults; and $6.95 for children and seniors. In celebration of Senior Week at the Detroit Science Center, from March 16 - 18 people age 60 and older will receive free general admission with a valid I.D.

For more information about the Colossal Colon(R) event in Detroit, visit www.detroitcolossalcolon.com or call 248-663-3434.

The Colossal Colon(R) is the creation of Molly McMaster, a colon cancer survivor who was diagnosed on her 23rd birthday, with help and support from Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, NY. The Colossal Colon(R) is a project of The Colon Club and is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Sherwood Roberts, who lost her battle with colon cancer at age 27. The Colossal Colon(R) is sponsored nationally by Get Your Guts in Gear -- The Ride for Crohn's & Colitis (GYGIG). GYGIG creates and produces 3-day, 210-mile bicycle rides to raise awareness about Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and the needs of people living with ostomies. For more information about GYGIG, please visit www.ibdride.com. The Colossal Colon(R) was designed and built by Adirondack Scenic, Inc., a custom design and fabrication company. For more information about the Colossal Colon(R), please visit www.colossalcolon.com.


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