National Dress in Blue Day
01 Mar 2023 by Ted Escobedo 1 min read
National Dress in Blue Day is on the first Friday in March encourages everyone to learn about the causes of colon cancer and raise awareness by wearing blue.
Much like the pink ribbon represents those lost to breast cancer, a blue star honors the memory of those lost to colon cancer. Continuing the blue theme on Dress in Blue Day, awareness efforts provide support through fundraising for screening, research, and awareness education.
Screenings are vital. Colon cancer often has no symptoms until its advanced stages placing its victims at higher risk if they wait until symptoms appear. Screenings are recommended beginning at age 50 and younger if you are at high risk. For more information, visit https://rgcf.org/details/news/march-is-colorectal-cancer-awareness-month-