“Spring into Good Health” with a fun-filled event Saturday, March 15, at Glass Recreation Center

March 07, 2014

“Spring into Good Health” with a fun-filled event Saturday, March 15, at Glass Recreation Center

March 7, 2014

Don’t miss the fun-filled – and free – “Spring into Good Health” family event to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Glass Recreation Center, 501 W. 32nd St. in Tyler.

Colon_cancer_cntr_03-07-142 “Spring into Good Health” with a fun-filled event Saturday, March 15, at Glass Recreation Center

Karen Fuller (left to right), Josie Gonzalez, Stephanie Fenter, Candice Christian, Chloe Rogers, and Jan Seliga, NP, stand inside an inflatable colon that will be the star of “Spring into Good Health” on Saturday, March 15, at Glass Recreation Center in Tyler.

This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to commemorate Colon Cancer Awareness Month by actually walking through a giant inflatable colon. You’ll be able to see what colon cancer looks like and learn what you can do to help prevent it.

Colon cancer is the second-leading cause of all cancer deaths in the United States, claiming about 52,000 lives each year. However, studies show that colon cancer screenings save lives because they identify precancerous growths and catch colon cancer early, when it can be successfully treated.

Have your questions about colon cancer answered at the “Ask the Doctor” booth during this event, which is sponsored by UT Health Science Center and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department.

Other activities include:

  • Zumba (beginning at 9:00 a.m.; additional fees may apply)
  • 3-point basketball shoot-out
  • Pediatric asthma screening
  • Blood pressure and glucose screening
  • My Texas Benefits registration (SNAP, TANF, CHIP, and Medicaid)
  • Games and face painting for children
  • Door-prize drawings every half hour

There is no cost for the event, but registration is required. Register now at www.SpringIntoGoodHealth.eventbrite.com or in Spanish (Español) at www.UTHEALTH.eventbrite.com. You may also register at the door.

For additional information, please call 903-877-8632 or email SpringIntoGoodHealth@UTHCT.edu.

UT Health Science Center and Tyler Parks and Recreation support community well-being and health education. Their goal is to provide everyone with the resources needed to live long, healthy lives.

For 70 years, UT Health Science Center has provided excellent patient care to the citizens of Texas and beyond. Signature programs include cancer, chest diseases, primary care, behavioral health, and public and community health, along with over 25 additional medical specialties. As the only university medical center in Northeast Texas, its mission also includes education and research. Graduate medical education residencies are in family medicine, rural family medicine, internal medicine, occupational medicine, and psychiatry with many newly trained physicians electing to stay in Northeast Texas, a medically underserved region of the state. Graduate degrees include biotechnology and public health. In addition, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research have been awarded more than $137 million in competitive funding since 2004. With an annual operating budget of over $200 million, UT Health Science Center is a major economic engine for the region.

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