Saturday, July 19, The Nevada Colon Cancer Partnership presents a brand new event to promote Colon Cancer Awareness and the Kiwanis Bike Program, “The Great Reno Bike Swap,” which will take place at the Terrace Area, in Idlewild Park (adjacent to the Memorial Rose Garden), in Reno, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.).
“The Great Reno Bike Swap” offers a place for participants to buy/sell road bikes, mountain, kids, cruisers, burner bikes and more. 20% of your sale will benefit Colon Cancer Awareness and the Kiwanis Bike Program. If your bike doesn’t sell, the Kiwanis Bike Program may offer you a consignment.
Save time and preregister your bike at Kiwanis Bike Program, 145 Catron Drive, in Reno, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., on Wednesday and Thursday, and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday. Additionally, all bicycle related clothing and equipment is welcomed for sale at the swap. All equipment entered for sale in the swap must be in satisfactory working condition, free safety checks will be available.
Saturday’s event will be held at Terrace Area, Idlewild Park (adjacent to Memorial Rose Garden). Registration is 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and the Swap runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Greg Mason, 775-287-1582 or 775-825-6555, or email [email protected]
Colorectal cancer ranks as the second deadliest cancer in the United States, partly because it often goes undiagnosed. According to the National Cancer Institute, over 100,000 new cases of colon cancer are found every year. Regular screenings after age 50 are recommended in order to detect Colon cancer at an early stage. Two options are available for screening Colon Cancer; an annual FIT test (fecal immunochemical test), which detects blood in the stool and a colonoscopy, recommended every 10 years. A FIT test can be done in the privacy of your own home and costs as little as $20 to process and most insurance companies now cover colonoscopies.
Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.