Colonoscopy Center of Excellence Donates $2,000 to Colon Cancer Alliance

La Peer Health Systems in Beverly Hills was able to raise funds for this national-wide colon cancer charity through a Facebook ‘likes’ campaign.

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Here at the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, our reach extends beyond providing services to our patients. Our mission is to make a difference as it relates to colon cancer prevention, research and treatment.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 18, 2013

The Colonoscopy Center of Excellence recently donated a portion of its proceeds to the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), in an effort to support colon cancer research and treatment. Thanks to a Facebook "likes" campaign, the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence was able to donate $2000 to the Colon Cancer Alliance.

In December, The Colonoscopy Center of Excellence initiated the difficult conversation on colon cancer via the wonderful world of Facebook, in order to open up dialogue and awareness about the disease and the importance of scheduling a colonoscopy and other colon cancer screenings. For every Facebook “like” the group acquired during the month, they donated $5 to the CCA. By the end of the month, 400 people contributed to this cause.

"Here at the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, our reach extends beyond providing services to our patients. Our mission is to make a difference as it relates to colon cancer prevention, research and treatment," states the Center's co-director Dr. Shahab Mehdizadeh. “We are proud to be a part of a charitable organization such as the Colon Cancer Alliance.”

All donated proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Alliance. CCA is a group focused on promoting public awareness about colorectal cancer and provides support to those affected by the disease.

"Colon cancer is the number two cause of all cancer-related death, but early detection is the key to preventing the disease,” said Dr. Ari Nowain, co-director of the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence.

The Colonoscopy Center of Excellence aims to provide high quality patient care to those in need of colon cancer screening. As part of their humanitarian efforts, the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence seeks to contribute to further colon cancer research so future treatments will exceed the ones offered today.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 40 world-renowned physicians in 13 specialties, we offer comprehensive medical treatment that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. Our 13 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

To learn more about the Colonoscopy Center of Excellence, visit http://www.colonoscopyMD.com.


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