Support Colon Cancer Research: Wear Blue on Friday
By WestKyStar Staff
PADUCAH, KY - March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and in an effort to save lives and promote colon cancer screening, everyone is encouraged to dress in blue on March 1.
The Kentucky Cancer Program encourages everyone to participate in the fifth annual nationwide campaign to promote colon cancer screening.
Madeline Abramson, the wife of Lieutenant Governor’s Jerry Abramson, 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 March 1 and throughout the month. Lourdes Hospital is turning the lights on the Marshall Nemer building blue in honor of Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
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 the Kentucky Cancer Program’s Purchase District office at 270-442-1310.