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Darby Creek Trail Run 2019! Register Today.

  What/Why: FLIP’s 8th Annual Darby Creek Trail Run- 5k Run/Walk & 10k Trail Run When: Saturday, July 13th  Registration begins at 7:45am. Races begin at 9am… After party directly when races are complete (RAFFLE PRIZES GALORE) Where: Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park REGISTER NOW! Race Background/Information: The course will be a 5k and 10k trail run through the picturesque but challenging terrain of Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. The 5k is relatively flat and can be enjoyed by runners and walkers of all skill levels. The 10k is a true challenge ending in a stair climb that has become infamous among the Columbus trail running community. In keeping with FLIP’s goal to encourage a cancer preventative lifestyle, FLIP encourages every level of fitness to…

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

  Did you know… that March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month since 2000 when President Bill Clinton made the declaration? In fact, March 3 was National Dress in Blue Day to recognize those lives that have been affected by colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society has reported that not only are colorectal cancer cases rising among young adults, it is the third most common form of cancer in the US. Tips to lower your chance of getting colorectal cancer: Get screened before the recommended age of 50 Maintain a healthy body weight Increase the intensity of your physical activity Limit red and processed meats *As recommended by the American Cancer Society

March – Prevention Through Sports

Prevention through Sports FLIP’s theme for March is: Prevention Through Sports! Sports are a big part of our mission, because they take us back to that time in life when it wasn’t about staying fit or losing weight… it was all about having #FUN! You will notice FUN is a huge theme for FLIP. Dust off an old passion, or try a new sport… don’t force fitness… have fun! ‪#FUN‬ ‪#simpleFLIPs‬‪ #PreventionThruSports‬ Tip: Anchor your activity for the week with a sport. It will keep you committed to a scheduled day; give you something to look forward to every week #FUN; provide a great way to stay up with friends #SOCIAL; and is an easy way to get someone active with you #INSPIRE #Community: Where in Columbus can you get friends together for a sport? Check…

Byron Gunter’s INSPIRE Story

Taken a year apart. From 250 to 170! Name: Byron Gunter Age: 36 Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio (home of Urban Meyer!) Job title: Owner, Buckeye Entertainment Event Group Passions: Anything that lights up or makes noise.  Oh, and license plates. Q: How would you describe your current state of health and wellness? A: Much better than it was a year ago! Since I’ve lost weight and started exercising I feel years younger.  I mean, kicking my diabetes to the curb most certainly helped, but more on that in a minute!   Q: Have you always been healthy… or did you “flip” your life? If so, what was the catalyst for change? A: My freshman year of college (1999) I gained 70 pounds. 70. I started at 140 and ended up at 210 pounds. I…

FLIP Cancer’s Private Dinner

FLIP is planning a private dinner to engage new advocates in FLIP’s cancer prevention mission.  Since founding FLIP in 2010, we have known that we would need to eventually hire the full time director that FLIP deserves. FLIP’s private dinner will kickoff a fundraising campaign designed to enable FLIP to hire a director and impact significantly more lives through cancer prevention. Event Details: -Private Dinner (unique, healthy, upscale cuisine) -February 1st, 6-8pm at Vue Columbus -Keynote Speaker: Doug Ulman, Pelotonia CEO *Invite Only    

FLIP’s Buckeye Prize Pack Challenge!

To enter FLIP’s Buckeye Prize pack Challenge, follow the two easy steps below: 1.  SHARE this message on Facebook, RETWEET on Twitter, FORWARD FLIP’s Newsletter or shoot us an EMAIL at quinn@vuecolumbus.com… & 2.  REGISTER for the Darby Creek Trail Run. Email or message us on Facebook to let us know that you entered. The winner will be announced at the Race on Saturday, August 20th *Must be present to win **If you have already registered, just complete step #1 Again, you can sign up for the race at this link: FLIP’s Darby Creek Trail Run! GOOD LUCK!!

9 practical tips for smart consumers (take action!)

In addition to the personal decisions you make that impact your cancer risk (not smoking, eating right, staying active, early detection)… it’s important to protect yourself against environmental threats as well! “According to a new report from the President’s Cancer Panel, environmental toxins also play a significant and under-recognized role in cancer, causing “grievous harm” to untold numbers of people.” – The Environmental Working Group The Environmental Working group recommends these 9 tips to help consumers protect against environmental threats (read the complete story at ewg.org) 1) Filter your water 2) Seal outdoor wooden decks and play sets 3) Cut down on stain- and grease-proofing chemicals. 4) Cut down on fatty meat and high-fat dairy product 5) Stay safe in the sun 6) Eat EWG’s Clean 15 7) Cut your exposures…

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