Every nine minutes someone in the United States dies of colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths.

The good news is that colorectal cancer is one of the most easily prevented cancers because it develops from polyps that can be removed before they become cancerous.

That's why the La Crosse Loggers are once again teaming up with Gundersen Lutheran to get the message out - "strike out" colorectal cancer through preventive screening.

Thursday, July 26 will be "Strike Out Colon Cancer" night at the Loggers game at Copeland Park in La Crosse.

The night will include messages from survivors about their battles with colorectal cancer, informative materials for fans on the importance of getting screened, and an opportunity for survivors to be honored during the first pitch ceremony.

The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Before the game - starting at 6 p.m. when the gates open - visit healthy living displays and walk through the "Super Colon."

Stephen Webster, MD, Gundersen Lutheran dermatologist, will provide free skin cancer screenings and Brian Sieck, MD, Gundersen Lutheran Ear, Nose and Throat specialist, will conduct free oral cancer screenings. You can also sign up for a chance to win prizes.