Friday, March 1, 2013

March 1: Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness

Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky. But there's good news: through new state funding this year, under- or uninsured Kentuckians will be able to get preventative colon screenings through their local health departments. To learn more, call the Louisville Metro Health Department at 502.574.6596.

Go BLUE today to spread awareness of colon cancer. Let everyone know why you're wearing blue, and most importantly, tell your loved ones age 50 and up to get screened.
"When I was growing up, no one spoke about breast cancer. That was a taboo subject. Now we're so much more open about breast cancer screening and discussing. I feel as though colon cancer is where breast cancer was 40 years ago. So, we have to start the conversation and dialogue. Everyone in Kentucky should be talking about it and making sure that anyone we know age 50 and up is getting screened. Colon cancer is a very treatable cancer if found early. Don't wait — get screened."
— Madeline Abramson, honorary chair of the Kentucky Cancer Program's Dress in Blue Day initiative and wife of Lieutenant Gov. Jerry Abramson.
Mrs. Abramson will be joining UofL's Darrell Griffith at the Kentucky Science Center tomorrow as part of the Kentucky Cancer Program's Dress in Blue Day program. See them from noon to 1 p.m., or just stop by anywhere from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. You'll find information on colon cancer screenings, giveaways, free t-shirts, Body Worlds Vital, and... oh yeah, the giant, inflatable, walk-through colon.

Don't have something blue to wear? We've solved that problem for you. Check out this cute clothing from local boutiques:

Dress from Olivia & Co.
Top from the Opal Gypsy.

Go BLUE – and spread the word!

1 comment:

  1. Awareness of colon cancer helps us keep ourselves away from agents that may cause such disease. We are now in a modern era where different ways for a healthy lifestyle have been developed. One of which is the Colon cleansing board.


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