HOW MARCH BECAME OUR MONTH
National Colon Cancer Awareness Month
In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.
WANT TO GET INVOLVED?
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Wear it loud and proud on Friday, March 3rd. Host your own event, start a fundraiser and get materials at www.dressinblueday.org.
What is colon cancer? How does screening save lives? Learn about the 2nd leading cause of cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.
The photos and competition are fierce! Submit your picture-perfect blue pose and vote until March 31st.
It’s true – there are a lot of unexpected surprises that can happen in life, but colon cancer doesn’t have to be one of them. As we unite for a future free of colon cancer, let’s be sure to spread the message that there are more than one way to get screened for this disease! The best test is the one that gets done. Share this video and help spread the word!