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National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal 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.


Find an Event Near You

Check out one of our signature RunWalks or other awareness events in your own backyard! High-fives included.

National Dress in Blue Day

Wear it loud and proud on the first Friday of March.

Cancer 101: Get the Facts

What is colorectal cancer? How does screening save lives? Learn about the 2nd leading cause of cancer and what you can do to reduce your risk.

Get Blued! Photo Contest

The photos and competition are fierce! Submit your picture-perfect blue pose and vote until March 31st.

Unexpected Surprises

It’s true – there are a lot of unexpected surprises that can happen in life, but colorectal cancer doesn’t have to be one of them. As we unite for a future free of colorectal 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!

Why We Go Blue

  • To honor and remember loved ones

    Far too many people have been in the fight for their life because of colorectal cancer. Let’s honor their journey and celebrate their strength.

  • To motivate others to get screened

    Colorectal cancer is highly preventable, but some people are taking the step to get screened. Screening can save your life, so let’s join together and get people checked.

  • To celebrate how far we’ve come

    It wasn’t long ago that National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month was just a concept. Now it is a nationwide movement and the color blue is taking over!

Get Prepped – Be Ready

  • Get your blue swag

    From shirts, to buttons, to water bottles, to neck ties! We’re your one-stop shop to all things awesome so you can hit the street in style and knock out colorectal cancer while you’re at it.

  • Know the facts

    Knowing the facts about colorectal cancer helps you be a beacon of hope for those who have questions. Check out our website and learn more so you can be up to speed!

  • Join Blue Hope Nation

    Meet 7,000+ new friends and check out Blue Hope Nation – our private, closed Facebook group. On Blue Hope Nation you can ask questions, post about your emotions and get your burning questions answered.

Dress In Blue Day

Dress in Blue Day 2017 was Friday, March 3rd!

Annually on the first Friday of March, the entire colorectal cancer community nationwide unites around the color BLUE! Similar to breast cancer’s pink ribbon, the nationally-recognized blue star represents the eternal memory of the people whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colorectal cancer. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death. But it doesn’t have to be this way; through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases. By our community rising up to knock out colorectal cancer – we can make a huge impact!

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