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

March 6, 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.

Karen Fuller, Josie Gonzalez, Stephanie Fenter, Candice Christian, Chloe Rogers, and Jan Seliga, NP, stand inside an inflatable colon that will be the star of

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 Northeast 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 Northeast 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 65 years, UT Health Northeast has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, and primary care. Its annual budget of $150 million represents a major economic impact of over $347 million for Northeast Texas. Since 2004, scientists in the Biomedical Research Center have been awarded more than $122 million research dollars. As the university medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education programs – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities across the state and beyond. It also sponsors the residency program in internal medicine at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview. For more information, visit www.uthealth.org.

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