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Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable cancers, with early detection, and UAB is committed to raising awareness for colorectal cancer screenings. In 2016, UAB Health System CEO Dr. William Ferniany signed the American Cancer Society's 80x18 pledge to support that at least 80 percent of eligible UAB employees would get screened by 2018.

UAB Employee Wellness is kicking off a month of events for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with the second annual Colon on the Green on March 2. Don't miss the inaugural Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt — check the calendar below each Monday morning in March for the weekly clue. Then hit the UAB Walking Trails to find the hidden Peach Poster and scan the included QR Code for a chance to win a UAB Employee Wellness swag bag! Scan the code as many times as you walk the trail each week.

 

 

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Pictured from left: UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Michael Birrer, UAB President Dr. Ray Watts, UAB Chief Human Resources Officer Alesia Jones, UAB Health System CEO William Ferniany and UAB Employee Wellness Director Anna Threadcraft show support for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at UAB. In 2015, UAB Dr. Ferniany signed the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s 80% by 2018 initiative, committing UAB to the shared goal of 80% of adults aged 50 and older being screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

 

Colon on the Green

UAB and UAB Medicine employees, students and community members are invited to the second annual Colon on the Green featuring raffles, photo booths, music from Blaze Radio and the 16-foot Inflatable Colon — and be sure to stick around for some dancing on the Green!

WHEN & WHERE:
Friday, March 2
UAB Green
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
March 5

Weekly Clue:
Stroll along through the walkway that crosses over 19th
Surrounded by large windows, keep moving your feet.
In the middle of Jefferson Towers and West Pavilion’s reach
A wall mounted sign will take you to the peach!

Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
March 12

Weekly Clue:
In the hall where pavilions of the west and north merge,
With snack machines nearby, holding treats for a splurge,
In the middle stands a column with a wall mounted sign,
With a poster of a peach for all employees to find

Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

Lunch & Learn with Dr. Greg Kennedy

Dr. Greg Kennedy, director of Gastrointestinal Surgery in the UAB School of Medicine, will discuss colorectal cancer and colon health. Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees, and lunch will be provided.

WHEN & WHERE:
Wednesday, March 14
West Pavilion Conference Room E
noon-1 p.m.

Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
March 19

Weekly Clue:
There’s a spot on the green where Blaze once stood,
But once winter came, cold blood did no good.
He found somewhere warm, so don’t be dismayed,
And now in his place, a Peach Poster’s displayed!

Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

Magic City Cycliad

Register, fundraise or volunteer to help the Deep South Cancer Foundation reach its goal of raising $300,000 for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Visit deepsouthcancer.org/cycliad for more information.

WHEN & WHERE:
Saturday, March 24
The Kirklin Clinic
8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
March 26

Weekly Clue:
The last peach poster is along a walking trail,
By a building that’s name has a UK inspired flare.
You’ll see scrubs and not kilts and no bagpipes around,
But scan the peach poster, and great prizes may abound!

Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

Zumba with Martin Elston

The UAB community is invited to work up a sweat with Campus Rec instructor Martin Elston with a free Zumba class during Colon Month at UAB.

WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, March 8
Women & Infants Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
5:30-6:30 p.m.

Zumba with Martin Elston

The UAB community is invited to work up a sweat with Campus Rec instructor Martin Elston with a free Zumba class during Colon Month at UAB.

WHEN & WHERE:
Thursday, March 22
Women & Infants Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Colon on the Green

    UAB and UAB Medicine employees, students and community members are invited to the second annual Colon on the Green featuring raffles, photo booths, music from Blaze Radio and the 16-foot Inflatable Colon — and be sure to stick around for some dancing on the Green!

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Friday, March 2
    UAB Green
    11 a.m.-1 p.m.

  • Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
    March 5

    Weekly Clue:
    Stroll along through the walkway that crosses over 19th
    Surrounded by large windows, keep moving your feet.
    In the middle of Jefferson Towers and West Pavilion’s reach
    A wall mounted sign will take you to the peach!

    Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

  • Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
    March 12

    Weekly Clue:
    In the hall where pavilions of the west and north merge,
    With snack machines nearby, holding treats for a splurge,
    In the middle stands a column with a wall mounted sign,
    With a poster of a peach for all employees to find

    Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

  • Lunch & Learn with Dr. Greg Kennedy

    Dr. Greg Kennedy, director of Gastrointestinal Surgery in the UAB School of Medicine, will discuss colorectal cancer and colon health. Seating is limited to the first 100 attendees, and lunch will be provided.

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Wednesday, March 14
    West Pavilion Conference Room E
    noon-1 p.m.

  • Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
    March 19

    Weekly Clue:
    There’s a spot on the green where Blaze once stood,
    But once winter came, cold blood did no good.
    He found somewhere warm, so don’t be dismayed,
    And now in his place, a Peach Poster’s displayed!

    Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

  • Magic City Cycliad

    Register, fundraise or volunteer to help the Deep South Cancer Foundation reach its goal of raising $300,000 for the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
    Visit deepsouthcancer.org/cycliad for more information.

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Saturday, March 24
    The Kirklin Clinic
    8 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • Peach Poster Scavenger Hunt
    March 26

    Weekly Clue:
    The last peach poster is along a walking trail,
    By a building that’s name has a UK inspired flare.
    You’ll see scrubs and not kilts and no bagpipes around,
    But scan the peach poster, and great prizes may abound!

    Find the Peach Poster on the UAB Walking Trails and scan the QR Code for a chance to win an Employee Wellness swag bag.

  • Zumba with Martin Elston

    The UAB community is invited to work up a sweat with Campus Rec instructor Martin Elston with a free Zumba class during Colon Month at UAB.

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Thursday, March 8
    Women & Infants Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Zumba with Martin Elston

    The UAB community is invited to work up a sweat with Campus Rec instructor Martin Elston with a free Zumba class during Colon Month at UAB.

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Thursday, March 22
    Women & Infants Center, 2nd Floor Atrium
    5:30-6:30 p.m.

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