Colors of caring
Whether they donned blue wigs or wore red shirts, staff members within UF&Shands, the UF Academic Health Center, are dedicated to helping patients.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death of both men and women – but it’s also highly preventable. In February, Shands at UF held a heart awareness fair in conjunction with the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day. The fair offered free health screenings along with tables that provided information on stroke, diabetes, heart health and cardiovascular medicine. Employees at UF&Shands showed their support for this annual event by wearing red. Nursing, clinical and administrative staff wore blue on March 1 to kick off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Wear Blue Day aims to raise awareness of how regular screenings for rectal or colon cancer can save lives.