"Screen Your Machine" is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he got screened when he sensed something “not quite right” while training for a triathlon event. Being an athlete, he was sensitive to what his body was telling him. He was well under the recommended screening age, but cancer doesn’t care about your age. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for Fight Color Rectal Cancer (FightCRC.org). In addition to launching "Screen Your Machine", Scott recently spoke during a Ted Talk conference on his personal experience and currently is the focus of a National PSA for FCRC. Scotty is utilizing his motorsports platform which includes NASCAR, the Trans Am Sport Car Series and Dirt Car racing, to reach every motorsports fan ( represents 33% of all adults in this country) with his plea to "Screen Your Machine"!

Colon Cancer Survivor Scott Lagasse, Jr. Tells His Story TEDxTalk Colon Cancer Survivor Scott Lagasse Jr

“I can’t ignore this opportunity and my responsibility to help others. For me, it is simple, when people get screened, lives are saved.
That knowledge is powerful and life changing for me. I didn’t realize how important this is, but now that I know, I will work to help make a difference. It’s what I’m about. I wouldn’t be racing if I didn’t catch my cancer early. Just like I know when my race car needs to be looked at and fixed, you need to know your body well enough to get screened if you sense anything out of the ordinary. And if you’re over 50, it is time to “SCREEN YOUR MACHINE” whether you feel anything new or not. The earlier you catch cancer, the better chance you have to survive and spend time doing what you love.”

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