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What Color Will You Wear on Friday?

March 1, 2016

Friday, March 4, is national Dress in Blue Day, an important awareness day during national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We want to see a picture of your practice dressed in blue.

It's official — President Barack Obama has proclaimed March 2016 as national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. You can help raise awareness by participating in 2016 Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 4. Dress in Blue Day is a day to join together and let patients know that, despite colorectal cancer being the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., it is preventable through screening.

It’s easy to participate. Ask your office staff or GI department to dress up in blue, and snap a picture. You can post your photo on social media, and also place it on your practice’s website. Use the hashtag #DressinBlueDay in your social media posts.

You can also email your Dress in Blue Day photo to communications@gastro.org for posting on our Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month website and on AGA’s social media accounts.

Our CRC website has resources and easy tips on how to get involved with Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We hope you’ll join us in raising awareness all month long. Visit http://crcawareness.gastro.org/ to learn more.

(Pictured: AGA staff on Dress in Blue Day 2015.)

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