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Dress in Blue on March 4

Feb. 22, 2011

Wear blue on March 4 to show your support for Dress in Blue Day and help raise awareness about colon cancer by encouraging others to get their colon checked.

Wear blue to show your support for Dress in Blue Day. Help raise awareness about colon cancer and encourage others to get their colon checked by wearing blue on Friday, March 4.

Why do we need to raise awareness of colon cancer?

    • Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.
    • Approximately 150,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer each year.
    • Colon cancer often has no symptoms at all until it is at an advanced stage.
    • Colon cancer is 80 percent preventable when detected early.
    • You can reduce your risk through regular screenings.
    • Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you have a family history), everyone should get their colon checked.

AGA members can use discount code VOICES20 to receive 20 percent off Dress in Blue Day materials from the Colon Cancer Alliance.

Learn how you can get involved and make a difference.

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