Giant Colon Tour comes to UBC
On February 5, UBC is hosting the Giant Colon Tour. Join us to explore this multimedia exhibition, featuring a giant, inflatable replica of the human colon and learn how you can help prevent colorectal cancer.
An astounding 40 feet in length and 8 feet high, the Giant Colon showcases the pathologies that may be found inside the human colon, including colorectal cancer. As the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada, colorectal cancer can be preventable, treatable and beatable. The tour arms visitors with the tools they need to safeguard their health and wellbeing in a fun, graphic and memorable way.
Linda Roseborough, RMS Health, Safety & Wellness Advisor for Building Operations, first had the idea to bring the Giant Colon Tour to UBC a few years ago. “I know that one of the best ways to get people’s attention is to do something unique and memorable,” says Linda. “The Giant Colon Tour is one of the most unusual, fun and interesting educational health exhibits I’ve encountered. It’s a great way to promote healthy living to the UBC community.”
Linda obtained a grant from the Healthy Workplace Initiative Program Fund to bring the tour to UBC. The exhibit is a collaborative effort between Risk Management Services, Health Promotion Programs, Building Operations and the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada. The event also includes UBC’s Travelling Health Fair.
The Giant Colon Tour and Travelling Health Fair will be held at the Life Sciences Centre West Atrium on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.