A cool day doing something different can also help a lot of people, here is how.
At Andretti Indoor Karting and Games, you also have the chance to contribute to the NGO CheckIt4Andrett. The Charitable Foundation, Inc. was started by Andretti's Family honoring John Andretti who lost his tough battle against colon cancer.
The major goal of #CheckIt4Andretti is to raise awareness about the importance of screenings in preventing and detecting colorectal cancer, as well as to provide funding for high-risk, low-income patients who lack insurance or are too young for insurance to cover screening costs.
Also, this foundation focus on raising colonoscopy awareness on an international scale in order to bring an understanding of the preventative nature and ease of the procedure. If you are 45 or older, consult your doctor about getting screened. It can never be too early but it can be too late!
To learn more about this disease, these are some of the Risk Factors to bear in mind:
- Family history: If you have a family history of the disease, your chances of being diagnosed with Colon Cancer are greater. Check with your doctor to see when a colonoscopy is recommended for your age and risk factors.
- Age: Those who are older, especially those above the age of 45, have an increased risk of Colon Cancer. It is important to know, however, that Colon Cancer can be diagnosed at any age and is becoming more common in younger individuals.
- Smoking and Alcohol Use: Smoking and alcohol have both been strongly tied to Colon Cancer. If you want to lower your risk, it is important to be conscious of your alcohol consumption and to quit smoking. Talk to your doctor about smoking cessation if you have questions or concerns.
If you want to donate and help more patients, you could do it not only by going to Andretti's Indoor Karting and Games but also through:
- Amazon Smile
- Web page
Let's share our voices and help more people.