March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and the Birmingham community, along with University of Alabama at Birmingham faculty, staff, students and community members, will have the opportunity to attend the second annual Colon on the Green event Friday, March 2, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on the Campus Green.
In 2015, UAB, UAB Medicine and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in conjunction with the American Cancer Society initiated the “80 by ʼ18” colorectal cancer effort to actively promote colorectal cancer screening among its employees to reach 80 percent of eligible UAB employees to get screened by 2018.
This fun event is hosted by UAB Employee Wellness to keep the momentum going with its employees, as well as jump-start awareness among students. While employees are encouraged to educate themselves about colorectal screening options, students are urged to get the conversation started and determine their own family history.
“With early detection, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, and this Colon on the Green event is a fun and engaging way to raise awareness,” said Anna Threadcraft, RDN, L.D., director of UAB Employee Wellness.
The Birmingham and UAB communities are invited to enjoy the festivities featuring informational tables, raffles, photo booths, music from Blaze Radio and the 30-foot Inflatable Colon.
For more information, click here or call 205-996-7343.