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Get Screened Giveaway – Closed

Life is full of surprises. Some surprises are wonderful and enriching. Other surprises…not so much.

As parents we often go to substantial degrees to make sure that we’re prepared for unhappy surprises—stashing extra diapers in the car and Band-Aids in our bag.

Now it’s time to give ourselves a little of that preventive attention by finding out if you’ve got risk factors associated with certain hereditary cancers—Colon Cancer to be exact.

We know you’re busy, but Colon Cancer can be prevented! So take this quiz to find out if you’re at risk.

If it turns out you’re at risk, take the big leap and get screened. Knuckle down and get a colonoscopy if the occasion calls for it and try to spare yourself one unpleasant surprise. Better yet, there’s a genetic test to find out if you carry certain genes for hereditary colon cancer. Knowing this will help you map out your prevention plan specific to you. Remember to talk to your spouse and extended family and remind them to get screened as well!

Here’s the bottom line…we want you to get screened. So we wondered how to get that point across? We all spend time in front of so many “screens” (computer, iPad, reader, digital camera) and it seemed logical to go BIG.

So to keep Colon Cancer screening top of mind, we’re giving away lots of screens. You can also enter to win a gift certificate to Nordstroms so you can pick out your own little bright and shiny something.  While we’re at it, we figured we’d toss a Kitchen Aid Mixer in so you can bake something wonderful to eat while looking good in front of all of those screens!

Get Screened - Enter to win your choice of prize AND know your risk

You may or may not elect to watch the video of your colonoscopy on these devices if you win.

Up to you.

How to Enter:$5oo to Nordstrom Winner – Shelley C of Houston, TX Flat Screen TV Winner – April H. of Grand Prairie, TX Canon Camera Winner – Lana M of Dothan, AL Kitchen Aid Mixer + A Kindle Canon Camera Winner – April W of Croswell, MI iPad Winner – Kevin P of College Station, TX Kitchen Aid Mixer + A Kindle Winner – Stephanie P of El Dorado Hills, CA Canon Camera Winner – Justina M of Berea, KY Canon Camera Winner – Christina A of Susanville, CA

NOTE: You’ll be asked to take the quiz on step 5 for each contest. As long as you’ve taken the quiz once we’ll have your entry on file so you should be good to go. (i.e. You don’t have to take the quiz 9 times!)

Hereditary Cancer Quiz

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Comments (49)

  1. Kat 04/10/2013 at 4:08 pm

    I am already too aware of the effects of colon cancer as it runs in both sides of my family. While the procedure doesn’t seem like the best idea, I know it will save my life 🙂

  2. Allison Randall 04/10/2013 at 2:52 pm

    Thanks so much for doing this. One of my childhood best friends (and a mother of two little kids) is very sick with colon cancer. Terribly scary and sad. I hope with awareness, we can beat this beast.

  3. Sarah 04/02/2013 at 9:09 pm

    No increased risk! Yeah!

  4. Amy Pullifrone 04/02/2013 at 2:36 pm


  5. chris jennings 04/02/2013 at 6:38 am

    good info

  6. chris jennings 04/02/2013 at 6:36 am

    glad to see a quiz like that for cancer makes you wnat to ask more questions about health in family uncles and such

  7. Bonnie Stalbaum 04/01/2013 at 12:59 pm

    Love this it is so nice to have many do not understand the importance of early screening!

  8. sharon kawata 03/29/2013 at 5:10 am

    This is the anniversary date of my husband being told he had colon cancer at age 50, our world has changed. Educate and spread the world on prevention, I tell the world do not take your health for granted. Thank You for doing this I am truly blessed to have my husband be a good example of what testing and detection can do to make each day count. Love all the hard work that you do!

  9. sharon kawata 03/29/2013 at 4:59 am

    Thank you for doing this my husband was 50 yrs old when diagnosed with colon cancer with this history my children will also be screened prior to even making 30 yrs old….Cancer doesn’t care who it chooses to hurt!

  10. Genevieve Clark 03/28/2013 at 1:09 pm

    I hope I win and I hope I never get colon cancer. We know someone with it now and it’s very sad.

  11. Ljay 03/27/2013 at 4:00 pm

    This is a good way to spread the word. The older I get, the more this is starting to matter.

  12. Jennifer Butterfield 03/25/2013 at 3:32 pm

    Awesome!!! What a GREAT idea!!! 🙂

  13. jeane 03/25/2013 at 2:24 pm

    Google Chrome said that your link to Somewhat Simple: The Website Ahead Contains Malware!

    • Rachael Herrscher 03/25/2013 at 3:10 pm

      There is a site that is hosted on the same server as that is causing it. So poor little SomewhatSimple is getting killed for it right now. I think they are trying to switch servers. I promise she’s all food, crafts and wholesome! 😀

  14. Karen Schultz 03/25/2013 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for the health reminders to take care of ourselves! It reminds me that I am due for my mammogram now. Gee whiz, I sure would love to win that mixer, and i would choose that color green, too!

  15. Lori 03/25/2013 at 11:53 am

    I ran into the same problem with Somewhat Simple. My malware blocked it.

    Thanks for the reminder on keeping track of our health.

  16. Boo Goblir 03/25/2013 at 11:51 am

    Yes, sometimes it’s easier taking care of others more than ourselves.

  17. Nataly carbonell 03/25/2013 at 11:49 am

    Hi i took the quiz

  18. Kim 03/25/2013 at 12:14 am

    Thanks for the health reminders – we all need to be mindful of these things. Thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  19. Amanda Sullivan 03/24/2013 at 11:23 pm Flat Screen TV

    When clicking on this link my browser would not take me to the page, telling me it has malware.

  20. Louis 03/24/2013 at 5:47 pm

    I took the quiz
    thanks for the chance to win

  21. priscilla 03/24/2013 at 2:31 pm

    Thank you so much.

  22. Patty Bauman 03/24/2013 at 6:48 am

    thanks for the info.

  23. molly wigang 03/23/2013 at 10:01 pm

    Thank you for getting the info out there. Screening is critically important.

  24. Jamie R. 03/23/2013 at 7:41 pm

    thanks for the info and the chance to win!

  25. Susan Lazenby 03/23/2013 at 7:37 pm

    I had my second colonoscopy last November. It wasn’t easy but when you know it will be over soon you can almost do anything. I wrote about it (ugh!) on my blog.

    The link doesn’t work from the Lynch website. Someone forgot to put her(E)ditary The link is missing the middle “e” on the address page. Someone needs to fix that. But I noticed it, so I went to the google bar and asked for the hereditary colon cancer quiz and I did take it and count me, too It’s on my Facebook Wall and I tweeted it twice. @SusanLaz2

    Even though you may not have any cancer in your family, anyone can still get it and I’ve lost lots of friends from this disease. Thank you for the chance to remind my friends again to take the screening. Oh and yep…the giveaway, too. You’re doing a great work.

  26. Darcee Quebe 03/23/2013 at 10:25 am

    Thanks for sharing!

  27. Janet Whitehill 03/23/2013 at 7:23 am

    any cancer is scary wish they could find cures for all of it. Great giveaway.

  28. Wendy Lindsey 03/22/2013 at 6:35 pm

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks so much. 😀

  29. Jamee 03/22/2013 at 5:52 pm

    Both my grandfather and my uncle are colon cancer survivors so screening and knowing the facts are very important to my family! Thank you for helping spread the word & raise awareness!

  30. Boo Goblir 03/22/2013 at 4:54 pm

    Thank you for the health info and the prize opportunity!

  31. Tracie 03/22/2013 at 4:45 pm


  32. AlyssaZ 03/22/2013 at 4:30 pm

    THANK YOU!! My mom had colon cancer (and a separate breast cancer). SCREENING IS SO IMPORTANT!! Thanks for helping to promote something SO important!

  33. Terri Hughes 03/22/2013 at 2:03 pm

    Great prizes!

  34. Amy J 03/22/2013 at 12:19 pm

    I love these cancer prevention quizzes. It is so nice that all of these blogs are helping to spread the word about being educated against hereditary cancer. Way to go to you all for supporting the cancer awareness initiative. I would love to win a new camera I have lots of great things to celebrate coming up, like a new baby and graduation from medical school!!!! Good Luck to all who entered.

  35. Grace Desnoyers 03/22/2013 at 11:13 am

    Camera would be awesome since mine just died!

  36. Michaela Klausmeyer 03/22/2013 at 10:33 am

    Great Giveaway!! Thank you for the information.

  37. Tani sherwood 03/22/2013 at 10:29 am

    Our health is always important and the chance to win something is pretty nice, too!

  38. Kristen Durocher 03/22/2013 at 10:07 am

    This is an excellent opportunity. Thank you!

  39. Julie Robertson 03/22/2013 at 9:44 am

    This is a very good idea! Thanks for the advice and chance to win!

  40. Helene Monette 03/22/2013 at 9:38 am

    Thanks for the giveaway !

  41. Amy Stewart 03/22/2013 at 8:43 am

    It’s a good idea to get screened!

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  43. alison 03/21/2013 at 10:59 pm

    thanks for the info.

  44. Lynda 03/21/2013 at 9:47 pm

    thanks for the giveaway!

  45. Sue Pfefferle 03/21/2013 at 5:57 pm

    Get screened – great idea!

  46. Michaela 03/21/2013 at 5:09 pm

    So thankful for the information and cancer awareness. This is a great giveaway!

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  48. Allison Kaushagen 03/20/2013 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you for bringing awareness to any type of cancer. Screening is KEY! Also, thank you for your generosity in a fab give away!