EAU CLAIRE, Wis. ― Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire will hold a cancer awareness event at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire volleyball game on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at McPhee Physical Education Center, 501 University Drive, at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Attendees to the game can visit cancer awareness booths and learn about colon health by walking through a 20-foot-long inflatable colon. Those who tour the exhibit will learn about polyps and how a colonoscopy can reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Cancer survivors are invited to attend the game for free.
The event will include the presentation of two donations to support cancer-related causes:
- Anderson Ottum, 12, and Greyson Ottum, 8, of Eau Claire, will present a check to Prathibha Varkey, M.B.B.S., president of Mayo Clinic Health System, and Christopher Hasse, chief administrative officer of Mayo Clinic Health System, to support pediatric cancer research. Anderson and Greyson Ottum raised over $275 in two days running a lemonade stand to support children with cancer. They will sell lemonade at the game to raise additional funds for pediatric cancer research.
- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire also will present a check to Mayo Clinic Health System Eau Claire Oncology Charity Care.
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Press ContactDan Lea