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Home | News | TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Boxer Briefs Walk in Support of Colon Cancer Awareness

TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Boxer Briefs Walk in Support of Colon Cancer Awareness

In observance of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the community is invited to march on the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) campus — donning their favorite pair of boxers.

“We thought this could be a fun way to build awareness about a disease that’s often not taken seriously,” says Navkiran Shokar, M.A., M.D., M.P.H. “In fact, El Paso has some of the lowest colon cancer screening rates in Texas — That needs to change.”

The event, which is free and open to the public, encourages participants to march in their boxer shorts along a set course on the TTUHSC El Paso campus. The high point of the walk is a stroll through a fun — and educational — giant inflatable colon. The event will culminate in a contest and prize for the most creative boxers.

During the event, local colorectal cancer survivors will share their stories in both English and Spanish. Health care organizations from across El Paso, including Centro San Vicente, the Hospitals of Providence and Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe, will also have booths set up to share information about colorectal cancer screening and prevention.

The Boxer March was organized by the Southwest Coalition for Colorectal Cancer (SuCCCeS). SuCCCeS is a collaboration led by TTUHSC El Paso, University Medical Center of El Paso, the City of El Paso Department of Public Health, Project Vida Health Center, William Beaumont Army Medical Center, the El Paso Veterans Affairs Health Care System, and other major health care providers in El Paso.

*March will commence at approximately 10:30 a.m.

What: TTUHSC El Paso hosts El Paso’s first boxer walk in support of colorectal cancer awareness.

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 25*

Where: Medical Education Building (MEB) lawn (5001 El Paso Drive)

Event Flyer – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Boxer March

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