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.
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.
I hope you’ll participate (the links at the bottom of this post give more info and three concrete ways you can help spread the word), but first some background:
Colorectal cancer is one of the leading cancer killers, claiming about 50,000 lives per year in the U.S. alone.
It’s also among the most preventable or curable cancers with appropriate screening. Finding and removing precancerous polyps keeps them from turning into cancer, and catching cancers earlier improves survival.
Colonoscopy is one of several good screening options.
Everyone over age 50 should be screened, and if you have a family history or other risk factors it should start earlier. Discuss timing with your doctor.
I just saw this ad on TV, so I thought it would be helpful to illustrate what we’re not looking for:
We’re offering a chance to work with a great team for one of Fortune magazine’s Best Places to Work. Joining the Mayo Clinic Communications Division was the best career decision I’ve made.
If you have a related degree, at least three years of relevant experience and are excited about the chance to help Mayo Clinic and the broader health care community use social media tools to improve health care, promote health and fight disease, we’d love to have you apply.
If you know someone else who would be great for the job, please pass the posting along.