BOLO: Inflatable colon stolen in Kansas City

KMBZ News Staff
October 19, 2018 - 12:26 pm



The KU Health System is encouraging folks around Kansas City to be on the lookout for a large inflatable colon that was stolen from the bed of a pickup in Brookside. 

The inflatable colon is owned by the Cancer Coalition which hosts walk/run events under a campaign called “Get Your Rear In Gear."

The inflatable colon was on its way to the annual Sister’s Living Beyond Breast Cancer 5K Relay Walk  scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday at Swope Park when it disappeared, according to a KU Hospital spokesperson.

The video below shows what the inflatable colon looks like.  It's hard to miss.  It's 150-pounds, and 10-feet long.

“Colorectal cancer screening is the most powerful weapon we have against colorectal cancer,” John Ashcraft, DO, surgical oncologist at The University of Kansas Cancer Center said.  “Colon cancer is a tough subject for many to talk about and the... ...inflatable colon is a great conversation starter.”

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