JACKSON, Wyo. — In recognition of National Colorectal Awareness Month (March), St. John’s 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.
“We aim to create a family-friendly, active event around a subject that many people aren’t comfortable talking about,” said St. John’s Health general surgeon and interventional endoscopist Eric Wieman, MD, FACS. “We’ll have fun outdoors, and then we’ll come inside for food and information.”
All events take place in King’s 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.
At 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.
Throughout 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.
Next month, be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, March 16, when St. John’s Health offers a follow-up presentation, Advances in Colon Cancer Genetics, from 7-8 p.m. at The Wort Hotel.
Dr. Wieman of St. John’s 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’s Health.
Additional information on the upcoming colon cancer awareness events can be found on the St. John’s Health website.