In recognition of March as Colorectal Health Awareness Month, several Tops Markets in the region will offer free cancer screening kits today.
Tops Pharmacy staff will don blue apparel and blue balloons will adorn each checkout line.
FIT Kits will be distributed to eligible adults aged 50 to 75 to aid in early detection of colon cancer.
The kit “is a simple, convenient and cost-effective screening option that does not require any diet or medication adjustments. It involves collection of a very small sample and can be performed in just minutes,” supermarket chain officials said in a news release.
The FIT Kit is covered in full by most major health insurance plans and will be provided at no cost to residents without insurance.
Tops joined forces with the Cancer Services Program of Erie County for the effort. To find a FIT Kit distribution location, visit TopsMarkets.com, and to learn more about Colorectal Cancer Awareness events in the region, visit CSPWNY.org.