For Immediate Release
February 27, 2013
Contact: Suzanne Gude, Cancer Control Specialist, Kentucky Cancer Program, 270-360-0901, [email protected]
DRESS IN BLUE DAY
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month . . .
Save Lives, Promote Colon Cancer screening and Dress in Blue on March 1, 2013
The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP) is encouraging everyone to Dress in Blue on Friday, March 1, as part of the 5th annual nationwide campaign to promote colon cancer screening. We are pleased to announce that Madeline Abramson, the Lieutenant Governor’s wife, will serve as the Dress in Blue Day Honorary Chair for Kentucky.
Community partners, led by KCP District Cancer Councils, are sponsoring many special activities on March 1 and throughout the month. Hardin Memorial Health’s staff will be dressing in blue this Friday, along with several businesses in the Lincoln Trail District and Flaget Memorial Hospital will be hosting the Incredible Colon on Thursday, March 1. Nelson County is “Painting the County Blue” to raise awareness.
Colon Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation and the state. The mortality rate in Kentucky is among the highest, claiming the lives of approximately 900 people each year.
Please join the Kentucky Cancer Program District Cancer Council in raising awareness about this preventable disease. Spread the word about colorectal cancer and encourage your friends and family, age 50 and over, to get screened.
For more information about coming events in your community, call 270-360-0901 or 502-507-7799.
Dress in Blue on March 1st and tell your friends and family why you’re doing so!
The Kentucky Cancer Program is the state mandated cancer control program, jointly administered by the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky. KCP’s mission is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality by promoting cancer education, research and service programs.