Did you know colon cancer is the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States? This year an estimated 150,000 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and at least one third of them will die from it within the next year. But it doesn’t have to be this way. Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce your risk.
Because many Arborlawn families have been touched by this deadly disease, Arborlawn is joining the national Colon Cancer Alliance’s Dress in Blue Day movement by having its first annual Dress in Blue Sunday on March 9. March is national Colon Cancer Awareness Month, and we invite you to participate in this awareness effort.
Please plan to wear something blue to church on March 9 to show your support for Colon Cancer Research and patient care initiatives. Colon Cancer awareness literature, giveaways, and other health related materials will be available at the Welcome Kiosks between services. Donations will be received for the CCA Blue Note Fund which supports people who do not have the financial resources to receive the care they need once they have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer. By supporting national Dress in Blue Day and the CCA’s screening, research, and patient support initiatives, we can knock colon cancer out of being one of the top three cancer killers for good.
Colon Cancer is no longer your grandparents' and parents' disease. The number of diagnosed people under 50 - particularly in the 20-35 year range - is rising sharply. What are the symptoms? Check at the Welcome Kiosk on March 9.
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