Here's a cool freebie we don't normally see! It's Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, so Cottonelle has teamed up with BLKHLTH to create a free “down there” colorectal cancer screening kit for Black Americans. Colorectal Cancer has a 90% survival rate if it's found and treated early, yet is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related death.
Trust me, I speak from personal experience when I say it's vital to catch and treat cancer as early as possible!
Colorectal cancer, also called colon or rectal cancer, is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second most common cause of cancer-related death. It's estimated that 149,000+ people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2021 (Colorectal Cancer Alliance).
Racism impacts the ability of Black people to reach optimal health and wellbeing by disproportionately structuring access to health-protective resources like livable-wage jobs, healthy foods, affordable health insurance, and quality medical care (Phelan and Link 2015).
Black Americans are 20% more likely to be diagnosed with the disease and have a 40% higher death rate compared to White Americans.
Scroll down and click the green “Request a Kit” to get started. The kit includes:
- 1 Roll of Cottonelle® Ultra CleanCare Toilet Paper
- 1 Pack of Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes
- 1 BLKHLTH Tote Bag
- 1 Second Generation FIT® Test directly from Pinnacle BioLabs
I didn't personally request this since I don't fit into their demographics, so please let me know if the submission form stops working.