This Friday, March 5, help bring attention to and raise awareness for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
In February 2000, then President Bill Clinton officially declared March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown with thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates throughout the country joining together to spread awareness and prevention. By wearing blue on March 5, you are helping to support the work to end this preventable disease, as well as honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, colonoscopies declined nearly 90% by mid-April 2020 compared to the same period the previous year according to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. The non-profit organization also says 1.7 Americans missed their colonoscopy and 18,800 colorectal cancer diagnoses have been delayed or missed all together because of people delaying important screenings. Help us sound the alarm and raise awareness about this important life-saving measure.
If you wear blue on Friday, snap a photo and send it to Elyssa.Ellis@solutionhealth.org. It could be shared on social media!