The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research.
Why should you wear blue? That's the question the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) wants communities, businesses and individuals across the country (and even the world) to answer during its Dress in Blue Day program on Friday, March 6th 2015.
The Alliance's National Dress in Blue Day takes place every year on the first Friday in March, as the official kickoff to National Colorectal Cancer Month.
The program promotes awareness of colon cancer, encourages people to get their colon checked and ultimately, is working to put an end to this often preventable disease. On this special day, thousands of people throughout the United States will be showing their support by dressing in blue and talking to people about colon cancer and screening.
Look for photos on our Penn Cancer Facebook page and share your own. Together we can help raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer.
Facts About Colorectal Cancer
Currently, colorectal cancer affects about 1 in 20 people - with some at greater risk due to age, race, and diabetes.
More than 143,000 Americans will be diagnosed with the disease this year and 51,690 people will lose their battle with the disease.
But there is good news: Colon cancer is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages or can be prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer.
Dress in Blue Day works to make sure everyone knows this – encouraging local communities, businesses and the general public to support awareness of colon cancer by dressing in blue and hosting educational events.
This March, help us spread colon cancer awareness – it could save someone's life!
If you or a loved one are at risk for colorectal cancer and would like to learn more call 215-615-2580