COCO’S GOT A MAKEOVER!
About The Colossal Colon
THANKS to the 2010 Colossal Colon® NATIONAL SPONSOR!!! Click here to register for Get Your Guts in Gear – The Ride for Crohn’s and Colitis. The 3-day, 210-mile cycling events are held to raise awareness, to empower those affected by Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, and to find a cure.
On the “Today” show in November of 2001, Katie Couric told Molly that if she came up with something crazy for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, the “Today” show would cover it. The wheels started turning, and one day in the shower Molly came up with the idea to build the Colossal Colon®!
“Coco,” as the Colossal Colon® is affectionately known, is a 40-foot long, 4-foot tall oversized model of the human colon that is designed to educate about colorectal cancer and other diseases of the colon. Visitors who crawl through the Colossal Colon will see Crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, cancerous and non-cancerous polyps, and various stages of colon cancer.
The Colon Club’s goal is to educate younger people about colorectal cancer, and the Colossal Colon® is the perfect educational tool to do just that. Coco gets everyone talking about colorectal cancer, which is one of the first steps in eliminating it. Adults and children alike can crawl through or look through windows to check out the various features inside Coco.
Since 2002, Coco has visited over 100 cities in over 40 states and Canada, and has been hosted at hospitals, malls, convention centers, state fairs, museums, a football tournament, an amusement park, and other unique locations. Click here to read more about the history of the Colossal Colon®.
If you are interested in renting the Colossal Colon®, please visit the Rental Information page.
The Colossal Colon® was built by Adirondack Scenic, Inc., a theme design company located in Argyle, NY. Actual colonoscopy footage was used to ensure that the features inside the Colossal Colon® are as realistic as possible. Special thanks to Maggie Tierney with the Glens Falls Hospital for her help!!!
If you are interested in having the Colossal Colon come to your town, please fill out the form below and we will get back to you soon!
Colossal Colon Request Form