Susie’s Cause Offers Free Baltimore Outreach Health Festival, Saturday, March 4


— After reaching more than 17,000 people at 10 health festivals across the country in 2016, the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation (“Susie’s Cause”) is returning home to the Baltimore area for its fourth annual Outreach Health Festival on Saturday, March 4, from noon to 4 p.m. at Mondawmin Mall in Northwest Baltimore.

Hosted in partnership with Bon Secours Baltimore Health System, the festival provides the local community a free day of overall health education, with a particular emphasis on colorectal cancer screening and prevention. Data from the National Cancer Institute indicates that while colorectal cancer incidence rates in Maryland as a whole have dropped in recent years, they have remained stable in Baltimore City.

Overall, colon cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer that affects both men and women and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. In addition to colon cancer education and screening resources, the Susie’s Cause Free Baltimore Outreach Health Festival will offer healthy lifestyle exhibits, free health screenings, a health care professional on site, fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, an appearance by the Oriole Bird, a caricature artist, and giveaways.

A full lineup of local vocal groups, dance troupes, and bands are scheduled to perform live at the festival, with Sandi Mallory of WEAA (88.9 FM) serving as the day’s emcee. ABC2 News, CareFirst, Genentech, M&T Bank, and Giant Food are festival sponsors.

About Susie’s Cause: Formally established in 2005 and headquartered in Lutherville, Md., the Susan Cohan Colon Cancer Foundation Inc. (“Susie’s Cause”) is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to colon cancer prevention, treatment, support services, and research funding. In 2016, the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons awarded Susie’s Cause founder and chairman David Rodman Cohan its prestigious David Jagelman Award for Advocacy in Colorectal Cancer. To learn more, go online to, or call 667-206-2907.