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NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY – First Friday in March

NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY – First Friday in March

NATIONAL DRESS IN BLUE DAY

In an effort to knock out one of the top cancers causing death, Dress in Blue Day 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 high risk.

HOW TO OBSERVE

Check your closet and wear something blue.  Find out more about your risk factors.  Schedule a screening if you are due. Donate. Visit www.supportccalliance.org to find out more. Spread the word.  Use #DressInBlueDay to share on social media.

HISTORY

In 2006, Anita Mitchell, a stage IV colon cancer survivor, founder of Colon Cancer Stars helped organize a day in her child’s school to raise colon cancer awareness called Wear Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Day after losing her father and a friend to the disease.  National Dress in Blue Day’s success as a local school program encouraged Anita to bring the idea to the Colon Cancer Alliance in 2009. From there, this outstanding fundraiser developed into a nationwide program.

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DATES
March 1, 2019
March 6, 2020
March 5, 2021
March 4, 2022
March 3, 2023
March 1, 2024
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March 3, 2028
March 2, 2029

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