What you need to know about colorectal cancer
People in the following categories are at greater risk of developing the disease:
• Individuals with a personal and/or family history of polyps or cancer
• People over age 50
• Those with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease
• Individuals with the genetic conditions Hereditary Nonpolyposis Colon Cancer (HNPCC) or Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP)
• Jews of Eastern European descent and certain ethnic groups including African Americans, Native Americans, Alaskan Natives and Latinos
• Change in bowel habits
• Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool
• Persistent abdominal discomfort
• Nausea or vomiting
• Unexplained weight loss
• Chronic fatigue
• More than half the people diagnosed with colorectal cancer have no symptoms
WHAT YOU CAN DO
• Get screened at age 50, or at 45 if you’re African American. Get screened earlier if you’re high risk
• Maintain a healthy weight
• Adopt a physically active lifestyle
• Eat a healthy diet
• Don’t use tobacco products
• Limit alcohol intake
The WE to the Power of Three to inspire and empower women in the South Central Kentucky business community. Held at the beautiful Charleston, this one-day conference includes local vendors, a morning keynote address and a luncheon featuring Gig Butler, founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes. Attendees will enjoy a lite breakfast, lunch and walk away with posh gift bags containing goodies from our local businesses.
The Special Needs Expo is a chance for individuals and families with special needs/special medical needs in the BRADD area (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties) to experience a day of fun, excitement, and learning. The Special Needs Expo will include emphasis in the following areas:
Early Childhood Intervention
Education Awareness and Support Groups
Sports and Recreation
Transition resources for individuals with special needs aged 21 and over
Advocacy and Support
The goal for this event is three-fold.
1. Provide Information
2. Inspire Hope
3. Empower Families
Free food! Free T-shirts! Free prizes and more!
Healthy Days is Western Kentucky University’s student annual health fair where students can become more aware of their of their eight dimensions of wellness by participating in different activities offered at the fair! There will be chair massages, blood pressure screenings, wheelchair basketball, healthy snack demo and many more wellness activites!!!
Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Location: Preston Health and Activities Center
Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Thank you to our sponsors: J. Clifford Todd Endowment, WKU Restaurant Group, Graves Gilbert Clinic, Intramural – Recreational Sports, Wholesome, Health Education and Promotion, Health and Fitness Lab, Topperwell Peer Health Educators, WKU Counseling, and the Print Shop!
If you would like to sponsor, be a vendor and/or volunteer, please contact [email protected] or call (270)745-4439.
*Stay tuned for volunteer information late January!*
March 30th marks the annual observation of National Doctors Day. This day was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to society and the community. On National Doctors Day, we say “thank you” to our physicians for all that they do for us and our loved ones.
Who: Family Enrichment Center, Inc.
What: 5K and Half-Marathon
Where: Ephram White Park
When: March 30th, 2019
Why: To empower families and prevent child abuse
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and Family Enrichment Center kicks off the month of April each year with its annual Run & Walk for Children. Child Abuse is 100% preventable and Family Enrichment Center is devoted to celebrating everything we can do to transform our community into a place that cares about – and actively supports — families and children. Family Enrichment Center’s role in our community is to educate South Central Kentucky on how communities have a great influence in families’ lives. Nurturing communities can help build strong families and decrease the number of cases of child abuse that occur each year.
Mark your calendar and begin training for the 13th annual LifeSkills Run for Autism! This event will include something for everyone: a 4 Mile Run, a 1 Mile Kid’s Run, and a 1 Mile Fun Walk. The event will take place at the Bowling Green Ballpark, home of the Bowling Green Hot Rods.
Registration must be received by March 31st to be guaranteed an event T-shirt.
** Children (12 & Under) walk free with a paid adult, but registration must be completed. The 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run is a separate event.
**Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Friday, April 12, 2019- Pre-Registration pick up at Suzanne Vitale Clinical Education Complex
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (registration pick up WILL NOT be avaliable prior to 4:00 pm)
Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Bowling Green Ballpark – 8th Avenue
**Free parking will be available at the parking structure at Stadium Park Plaza**
7:00 am – 7:30 am – Late Registration (T-shirt NOT guaranteed) **on-site registration will be cash or check ONLY**
Pre-Registered Participants will pick up race number and t-shirt.
7:30 am – Run Registration Closes – Registration Continues for Kids’ Fun Run and 1 Mile Family Walk
7:50 am – 4 Mile Run participants move to the start line
8:00 am – 4 Mile Run Start
8:50 am – 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run participants move to the start line
9:00 am – 1 Mile Kid’s Fun Run Start
9:20 am – 1 Mile Family Walk participants move to the start line
9:30 am – 1 Mile Family Walk Start
10:00 am – Awards Ceremony
One of the largest events held in Bowling Green! Lots of food and fun! Tickets are $50 pre-sale and available at American Bank & Trust, Farmers National Bank, and Balloon-a-Gram. Tickets will be $55 at the door. This event will include door prizes and a silent auction, sponsored by Graves Gilbert Clinic.
More info can be found at their event page https://www.facebook.com/events/555854521580604/
Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state’s largest literary events and is presented by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Warren County Public Library, and WKU Libraries. Held annually in April, the Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books.
The 2019 SOKY Book Fest will be our 21st and is a fundraiser for the promotion of literacy in our community. The event is free and open to the public. Please note that all books signed at SOKY Book Fest must be purchased at the festival. No previously purchased books are allowed to be signed.
Warren County Public School District is accepting nominations for its Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Each year, the district pays tribute to graduates of Warren County who have distinguished themselves through their professional, civic and/or humanitarian contributions and accomplishments.
Fifty-eight outstanding individuals who have excelled in professionals such as law, medicine, education, athletics, military achievement, entertainment and many others have been inducted into Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The 2019 Induction Ceremony will take place on April 26, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Plaza/Sloan Convention Center.
To learn more and to find a form to nominate an outstanding graduate of a WCPS high school, go to the link below.