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Into the Weeds: What You Need to Know About Medical Marijuana & CRC – Part I

Posted on May 16, 2016

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While the use of marijuana has been around for thousands of years, it has only become legal in 24 states and the District of Columbia within recent history. As more states continue to approve marijuana for medical purposes, it’s important to separate the myths from the facts surrounding this drug.

This blog is the first in the series.

A Brief History

While the use of medical marijuana dates back at least 3,000 years, it wasn’t introduced into Western medicine until the 1840s. Here’s a brief timeline of the history of medical marijuana in the United States:

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Welcome Jason Wood, Special Events Intern

Posted on April 28, 2016

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We’re happy to introduce our new Special Events Intern Jason Wood! Originally from Chicago, Jason recently moved to Washington, DC from Houston and is working on a bachelor’s degree in communications. When he’s not helping our Special Events team with events like the Undy Run/Walk, you can catch Jason blogging on a horse racing website.

Help us welcome Jason!

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Colon Health Alert: FDA Approves New Screening Test Epi proColon

Posted on April 19, 2016

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On April 13, 2016, Epigenomics announced that the FDA approved Epi proColon, the first and only blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. This test has the potential to increase participation rates in colorectal cancer screening by providing another option to get checked.

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You Tell Us: What You Want the World to Know About Colon Cancer

Posted on March 28, 2016

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It may be the last week of National Colon Cancer Awareness Month, but this hasn’t stopped our community from spreading the message about screening, honoring loved ones and more. From the selfies in our photo contest, to the fundraising events across the country—it’s been amazing to see the blue love this month!

Although March 31 is right around the corner, we know awareness doesn’t stop there, so we asked our Facebook family what they want the world to know about colon cancer. Take a look at some of the comments from the overwhelming response!

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Fast Eddie’s Billiards Goes Blue this March

Posted on March 18, 2016

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If you’ve ever been to Fast Eddie’s Billiards, you know it’s a great place to have a good time, but did you know about the pool hall’s philanthropic history? After donating to organizations such as the American Red Cross, Fast Eddie’s decided to get involved in Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Throughout March, 19 Fast Eddie’s locations in Texas and Louisiana will hold Pin Up fundraisers to support the Colon Cancer Alliance—and they’ve raised more than $10,000 so far!

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