It’s 4:30 a.m. CST on March 1, and as I sit down to enjoy my reward for drinking the last of my eight glasses of MoviPrep® (and as I get ready to sit somewhere else in a few minutes!), I’m looking ahead to the #ScopeScope.
Starting in a little over three hours, Mayo Clinic will be broadcasting my colonoscopy on Periscope. We think it’s the first #ScopeScope, but we’re sure it’s the first time Mayo has done a live procedure broadcast to a general audience.
Please help us make that audience as large as possible, because our message is important:
- Colorectal cancer is among the most preventable cancers with appropriate screening
- Colonoscopy is not as unpleasant as you may have heard, and
- Colonoscopy isn’t the only screening method, and the best screening test is the one that gets done.
Here are three ways you can help:
- On Facebook, go to the Mayo Clinic event we’ve created, indicate your attendance, and invite your friends. We will post the link to the live broadcast link when the #ScopeScope starts, which will be sometime between 8:45 and 9 a.m. EST (7:45-8 CST).
- On Twitter, follow the #ScopeScope hashtag. When you see the tweet announcing that we’re LIVE on Persicope, retweet it to your followers (and then be sure to join us for the broadcast!
- After the live broadcast, the archive will be available for 24 hours, so share the link on all of your social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) right away.