JACKSON, Wyo. \u2014 In recognition of National Colorectal Awareness Month (March), St. John\u2019s Health is hosting free night skiing (or a ride on the mountain coaster) at Snow King Mountain on Thursday, February 27, from 4-7 p.m.\r\n\r\n\u201cWe aim to create a family-friendly, active event around a subject that many people aren\u2019t comfortable talking about,\u201d said St. John\u2019s Health general surgeon and interventional endoscopist Eric Wieman, MD, FACS. \u201cWe\u2019ll have fun outdoors, and then we\u2019ll come inside for food and information.\u201d\r\n\r\nAll events take place in King\u2019s Grill, beginning at 4 p.m. when attendees can pick up a ticket for either free night skiing or a mountain coaster ride. Complimentary food and beverages will be available beginning at 6 p.m., with a cash bar.\r\n\r\nAt 6:30 p.m., Dr. Wieman and cancer survivors will make brief remarks, followed by a drawing for door prizes, courtesy of Skinny Skis, Stio, Teton Gravity Research and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.\r\n\r\nThroughout the evening, representatives from the Teton County Health Department will be providing assistance on completing applications for free colonoscopies. Representatives from Wyoming Cancer Resource Services will offer information on cancer and appropriate screenings.\r\n\r\nNext month, be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, March 16, when St. John\u2019s Health offers a follow-up presentation, Advances in Colon Cancer Genetics, from 7-8 p.m. at The Wort Hotel.\r\n\r\nDr. Wieman of St. John\u2019s Health will return to be one of two keynote speakers at this presentation, along with gastroenterologist Priyanka Kanth, MD, of Huntsman Cancer Institute. Talks will also be provided by a panel of local experts, including oncologist Benjamin Solomon, MD, who holds visiting clinics at St. John\u2019s Health.\r\n\r\nAdditional information on the upcoming colon cancer awareness events can be found on the St. John\u2019s Health website.