May 27, 2024

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in America according to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and it will be the topic of discussion during an event to educate east Gainesville residents about the illness.

Sponsored by the UF Health Cancer Center Community Partnered Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative (CDRC) and the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, the Power Over Colorectal Cancer Gathering for Men and Women will be held from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday (May 18) at Springhill Baptist Church at 120 SE Williston Road.

“I am excited about this gathering because most people I talk to don’t know what colorectal cancer is,” said Carolyn Tucker, Ph.D., executive director of the CDRC and one of the co-chairs of the event.

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