By wearing blue and talking about colon cancer, employees hope to raise awareness and save lives
LCHC’s Surgery Department will be holding an open house to celebrate “National Wear Blue Day” and Colon Cancer Awareness Month on Friday, March 6 from 9 – 11 a.m. in the Surgery Department. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the staff, receive information on services, partake in light refreshments, and win prizes.
LCHC is also encouraging the community to be involved by dressing in blue on Friday, March 6 as well. Dress in blue, and then talk with your provider about how you can combat your chances for colon cancer.
Dress in Blue Day is held on the first Friday in March in communities and offices throughout the nation. The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) first launched the Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring nationwide attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Today, individuals, businesses and community groups across the country participate by wearing blue and urging others to do the same. Blue is the nationally recognized color for colon cancer. By “going blue,” we hope to raise public awareness and get people talking about this cancer.
For more information, visit www.dressinblueday.com.