It’s Time for #ScopeScope!

IMG_9793It’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:

  1. 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).
  2. 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!
  3. 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.

Gotta go…

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Author: Lee Aase

Married father of six and grandfather of seven, and the Chancellor of SMUG - Social Media University, Global. By day I'm the Director of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. Whatever I say here is my personal opinion, and doesn't reflect the positions of my employer.

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