KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSNW) – An inflatable colon has been stolen from the University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Colonel, valued at $ 4000, stole from a pickup car parked in Brookside, Kansas City.
“Color vessel screening is the most powerful weapon we have against colorectal cancer,” John Ashcraft, DO, a surgical oncologist at the University of Kansas Cancer Center said. Ashcraft is also a member of the research program for cancer prevention and survival. “Colon cancer is a tough topic for many to talk about and the giant, 150 pound, ten foot long inflatable colon is a good conversation start.”
The Canceralition has an inflatable colon. Organization hosts run and run events for a campaign called “Get Your Reverse Switch.”
The organization sends inflatable colonies across the country for events. The colon was on the way the 5K that was scheduled to start at 9:00 on Swope Park when stolen.
The authorities ask the public to call the Kansas City Police with no information about the stolen colon.