Focus Area: Colorectal Cancer

Mission of the 5C Colorectal Cancer Group

The Colon Cancer Group of the 5C Coalition promotes colon cancer awareness via a variety of means including the preparation of educational materials, organizing special awareness events, and more.


Events and Initiatives

Get Your Colon Rollin' 5K Run/Walk

The 5C will again sponsor the Get Your Colon Rollin' 5K Run/Walk to promote colon cancer awareness. This year the event is September 10th. Learn more about this event and Sign Up for the race by visiting the Events page of this website.

News, Tips, and More

Explore the Tools and Calculators section of the American Cancer Society website to find interactive tools, quizzes, and videos to help you learn more about ways to lower your risk for cancer or find it early.

What is your Colon Cancer IQ? Take the Colon Cancer Quiz.

Colonoscopies are important!

Listen to the new 5C Radio Spot about colon cancer screening 

Watch the new 5C Movie Theatre ad

Watch the Be Scene on Air segment from Access Vision on colon and rectal cancer featuring Dr. Chalasani and Jenny Rogers.

Support Groups

Support groups have been organized to answer your questions, to give suggestions, or just listen. Visit the Support Groups page to find a group just for you.



  1. March Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month activities
    • Fecal Occult Blood Test campaign 1200 slides distributed
    • 20 Free screening colonoscopies at Battle Creek Endoscopy and Surgery Center (Pre cancerous polyps found in 4 individuals)
    • 15 Free Sigmoidoscopies at Colon and Rectal Surgery Center
    • Employee Education at major employers
    • Table displays at BCHS, Burnham Brook, Oaklawn
    • Feature article Battle Creek Enquirer
    • Letters to editor
    • Television appearance on BC TV Question and Answer
  2. Primary Care Physician and Staff Education
    • Lunch and Learn Program
    • CME/CEU
    • 15 presentations total
  3. Participate in Health fairs with presentations and displays


  1. March Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month
    • Provide paycheck stuffers and other informational literature to major employers in county
    • Table Displays BCHS, Oaklawn, Burnham Brook
    • Posters in physician offices telling patients to ask their physicians
    • Body Mind spirit feature article by 3 specialists
    • Letters to editor
    • Appearance on WBCK
  2. Display table at Calhoun County Fair which included "The Colossal Colon" exhibit


  1. Hosted "COCO" at Calhoun Health Fair visited by 2400 people
  2. March Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month Activities