Feb 26, 2016
Wear blue with BRMC!
The Peitz Cancer Support House and BRMC encourage you to kick off National
Colon Cancer Awareness Month by participating in
Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 4, 2016. The purpose of Dress in Blue Day is to promote
awareness about colon cancer by encouraging individuals, businesses and
community groups to wear blue (the colon cancer awareness color) and talk
to each other about the importance of colon cancer screenings. Itand#39;s
so easy to participate… just wear blue on Friday, March 4!
Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S., and
approximately 136,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer this
year. Colon cancer often has no symptoms at all until itand#39;s at an advanced
stage, but it is 80% preventable when detected early.
Although many people may consider colon cancer an embarrassing topic of
conversation, talking about the importance of being screened can save
lives. Through recommended screenings, this cancer can be caught early
when treatment is most effective andmdash; or even prevented altogether
when pre-cancerous polyps are detected and removed. Talking with your
doctor about colon cancer is essential to ensuring optimal screening,
prevention and early detection, and treatment.
For more information about colon cancer, contact the Peitz Cancer Support
House at (870) 508-CARE (2273) or visit
Help us spread the word!
Click here to download the Dress in Blue Day flyer.