Dress in Blue Day is the First Friday in March - Please also show your support on Facebook....

lizzydavis
lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
edited February 2011 in Colorectal Cancer #1
Dress in Blue Day is the First Friday in March - Please also show your support on Facebook....

Dress in Blue Day is the First Friday in March. The purpose of Dress in Blue Day is to promote awareness about colon cancer,

Please go to Facebook and type in "Dress in Blue Day Event". It was created by Tiffany Amber, Shana Gorslene, and Cheyenne Gorslene.

You can check that you will attend this event or add people to invite.

Thanks so much for your support.

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  • Buckwirth
    Buckwirth Member Posts: 1,258 Member
    What is Dress in Blue Day?
    When is Dress in Blue Day?

    It is celebrated on the first Friday of March.  In 2011, Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 4th.

    What is Dress in Blue Day?

    The purpose of Dress in Blue Day is to promote awareness about colon cancer and encourage people to get their colon checked.

    Why do we need to raise awareness of colon cancer?

    Because:

    Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
    Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
    Colon cancer often has no symptoms at all until it's at an advanced stage.
    Colon cancer is 80% preventable when detected early.
    You can reduce your risk through regular screenings.
    Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history), everyone should get their colon checked.
    Learn how you can get involved and make a difference!

    Who can I contact if I have more questions?

    Donna Quinlan
    Colon Cancer Alliance, Program Director
    [email protected]

     
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  • lizzydavis
    lizzydavis Member Posts: 893
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    Thanks, Kathy! I did not know about the ribbon. Lizzy.
    Thanks, Kathy! I did not know about the ribbon. Lizzy.
  • Sundanceh
    Sundanceh Member Posts: 4,392 Member
    Thanks, Lizzy
    Hi:)

    -c
  • pscott1
    pscott1 Member Posts: 207 Member
    Thanks Lizzy!
    That is great to know. You always see the pink for breast cancer but I was not aware of the blue day...being recently diagnosed on January 8, 2011, this has impacted my family and friends greatly. I will make sure to mark my calendar and make sure my girls and all associated with me will have on blue on March 4th!

    ps
  • tootsie1
    tootsie1 Member Posts: 5,044 Member
    Blue's my favorite color
    I've already accepted the event invitation on facebook and put it on my page. I think it's a great idea!

    *hugs*
    Gail
  • AnneCan
    AnneCan Member Posts: 3,673 Member
    Thanks Lizzy
    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I think it is wonderful Donna's daughters are doing this.
  • herdizziness
    herdizziness Member Posts: 3,624 Member
    March Colorectal Cancer Month
    March is also Colon Cancer Month. I plan on going down to a city commission meeting this month to ask them to declare Santa Cruz recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by proclamation, I also plan to hand them a bit of literature about colon cancer screening etc. (they're almost all over 50)I believe that the newspaper will run an article on it with encouragement to all who are 50 to get colonoscopies (personally I think 40). Maybe it can save a life or two. I urge you not to just wear blue the first Friday of the Month, but also to get your city councils to give a proclamation declaring March the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
    Winter Marie
  • pete43lost_at_sea
    pete43lost_at_sea Member Posts: 3,900 Member

    March Colorectal Cancer Month
    March is also Colon Cancer Month. I plan on going down to a city commission meeting this month to ask them to declare Santa Cruz recognizes Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by proclamation, I also plan to hand them a bit of literature about colon cancer screening etc. (they're almost all over 50)I believe that the newspaper will run an article on it with encouragement to all who are 50 to get colonoscopies (personally I think 40). Maybe it can save a life or two. I urge you not to just wear blue the first Friday of the Month, but also to get your city councils to give a proclamation declaring March the Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
    Winter Marie

    go for it winter
    as a 43 when dx i say lets push 40 at least.

    then i know heaps semicolons dx in 30s

    where do we start arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    pete