The Be Colorado free and confidential health screenings return to the Boulder campus on Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, and this time they are bringing a special guest… a 38-foot-long “life saver” on wheels. Newly launched, the Pink Life Saver is a mobile mammography coach designed to travel throughout the metro Denver area.
The mission of the Pink Life Saver is to provide convenient and easy access for women to have their annual mammogram. The American Cancer Society has identified lack of convenience/time as the number one reason women choose not to get this life-saving exam. Provided by the University of Colorado Hospital Breast Imaging Department at the Diane O’Connor-Thompson Breast Center, the Pink Life Saver says, “no more excuses.”
Campus community members interested in making an appointment should call (720) 848-1030. A woman cannot get a mammogram if she was diagnosed with breast cancer within the past two years, is currently being treated for breast cancer, has a new breast problem or she is breast feeding or has breast fed within the last six months.
Other health screening services will include a Lipid Profile with Glucose (total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglycerides and blood glucose), blood pressure and measurement of height, weight and waist circumference and a health assessment profile—a value of more than $200. Free flu shots are also available.
All health screening participants will be automatically entered to win 1 of 10 electric bikes. Be Colorado health screenings are absolutely private and confidential. The university will not see anyone’s private health information. This would violate the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
For more information, including scheduling your screening appointment, visit the website at www.becolorado.org.