In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Sentara Obici Hospital held a program to help educate and break the stigma around colorectal health.

In partnership with Richmond-based nonprofit Hitting Cancer Below the Belt, Sentara held a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Event on Friday, March 8, at Sentara Obici Hospital. The event included an inflatable colon, trivia games, and an information presentation by Virginia Gastroenterology Institute Gastroenterologist Dr. Pramod Malik to help educate the Suffolk community about the disease.

Malik talked about the rise of colorectal cancer among people ages 20 to 49 years old due to poor diet choices, lack of activity, and especially lack of awareness.