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Colon Cancer Awareness week/month?

SandyL
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Someone posted the day to wear blue for colon cancer awareness. Can you tell me what day that is? I sure wish more were being done to make folks aware....

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Sundanceh
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Hi Sandy

Lizzy opened that post - It is MARCH 5, 2010 - on a Friday.

-Craig :)

SandyL
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I'm going to post it on my facebook page and make more aware. I hope TV and radio stations will make mention.
Thanks.

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Buzzard
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If im not mistaken it is, or is it that a certain day in March is for Colon cancer ? OK Im confused now.....

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Sundanceh
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Hey Buzzard

If memory serves me right - I believe I remember Lizzy saying that March 5th is for COLORECTAL CANCER. And since the color is blue, it is a dress in blue day to bring about awareness.

Lizzy - if I'm wrong, please correct me.

-Craig

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lizzydavis
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Craig is correct....

When is Dress in Blue Day?
---- It is celebrated on the first Friday of March.
In 2010, Dress in Blue Day will be held on Friday, March 5th.
What is the purpose of Dress in Blue Day?
The purpose of Dress in Blue Day is to promote awareness about colorectal cancer and encourage people to get screened.

-----Why do we need to raise awareness of Colorectal Cancer?
Because:
· COLORECTAL CANCER IS THE #2 CAUSE OF CANCER DEATH IN THE U.S.
· Over 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year.
· Colorectal cancer often has no symptom at all until it's at an advanced stage.
· Colorectal cancer is 80% preventable when detected early.
· You can reduce your risk through regular screening.
· Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history), everyone should be screened for colorectal cancer.

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Buzzard
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is the people you get to meet like Lizzy when otherwise you would probably never have the pleasure of......Love and Hope to you all.......Buzz

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lizzydavis
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Thanks, Buzz!

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HollyID
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know about this at the hospital I work at. They put out a monthly newsletter. The gal who is in charge of the newsletter wrote me back and told me that she will definitely put this in the email because CRC runs on her side of the family as well, but had no clue about CRC awareness month.

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msccolon
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I don't know why it would change, it's always been March before!
mary

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tootsie1
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With the American Cancer Society, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month.

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Gail

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