Olympus sponsoring several CRC organizations — 4 insights

Olympus will continue to sponsor several organizations dedicated to fighting colorectal cancer, including the Colorectal Cancer Alliance and Colon Cancer Coalition.

What you should know:

1. Olympus sponsors the Colorectal Cancer Alliances' Big Colon Tour and six of the Colon Cancer Coalition's Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and Tour de Tush cyclist events.

2. The company also covers costs for 100 colonoscopies for free or at a reduced amount.

3. Olympus has a website dedicated to patient education and encourages its employees to promote the importance of CRC screening.

4. "Early detection and treatment saves lives, which is why we continue to invest in and develop devices that enable physicians to see more and treat more," said Olympous America's Vice President of the Endoscopy Division Kurt Heine.

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