Dress in Blue Day is March 3
Dress in Blue Day 2023
What? Dress in Blue Day lets allies everywhere join our mission to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease and support our work — as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer.
When? Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 3. All of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Why? In 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today. We go blue for them, their families, and their community.
Outfit Inspirations for Dress in Blue Day
Even celebrities are celebrating #DressInBlueDay! Here's some inspiration from the red carpet. (But you don't need to be famous to spread the word about colorectal cancer.)
What to Wear on Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness
Time to look through your closet for every blue piece of clothing you have. Everything works for Dress In Blue Day, from sweaters to sweatpants, to sunglasses and fun hats.
Raise Colorectal Cancer Awareness and Support Dress in Blue Day
By wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease and support our work — as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer. #DressInBlueDay
Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer
Dress in blue to raise awareness and share why it's so important to #GetScreened for colorectal cancer with your friends and family.
How did Dress in Blue Day begin?
It all began with Anita Mitchell, Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer, Never Too Young Advisory Board member, and Colon Cancer Stars founder. Anita, who was battling stage IV colorectal cancer and lost a close friend and father to the disease, saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss.
In 2006, she worked with her children’s school to coordinate a recognition day with incredible success. In 2009, Anita brought the Dress in Blue Day concept to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Together, we took the program nationwide!