DRESS IN BLUE DAY


DRESS IN BLUE DAY

National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of March.  In 2018, the 10th Annual National Dress in Blue Day will be Friday, March 2nd.  If that day doesn't work for you, don't worry!  You can hold a Dress in Blue Day event any time in March!

The Dress in Blue Day program was first launched in 2009 to bring national attention to colon cancer.  Today, individuals, businesses and community groups across the country participate in National Dress in Blue Day by wearing blue and encouraging others to do the same.  By "going blue", we hope to raise public awareness and educate people on the facts about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease.

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer death.  But it doesn't have to be this way; through screening, it is one of the most preventable diseases.

Facts*:

  • Approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer every year
  • Colon cancer often has no symptoms until it's at an advanced stage
  • You can reduce your risk through regular screenings
  • Beginning at age 50 (or earlier if you are high risk), everyone should talk to a doctor about getting a screening test for colon cancer
  • There are currently more than one million colon cancer survivors in the United States

*These statistics were compiled from the American Cancer Society's Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2014-2016.


2018 Facebook Photo Contest and Entry Form

Official Rules

Share your Dress in Blue Day photographs!  It's easy to enter and a fun way to promote colon cancer screening in your community.  The contest is open to organizations in the following districts:  Barren River, Falls, Green River, Lincoln Trail, Pennyrile, and Purchase (western KY counties - not sure call us, (502) 852-6318).

View complete official rules and entry form and check out our Facebook Photo Contest flyer; feel free to share.

 

 

 

2018 COLON CANCER SCREENING RESOURCE KIT

This kit contains resources developed to promote colon cancer screening in Kentucky.  The materials are available for ordering, downloading/printing or emailing.  We encourage you to use this information in your organization and to share it with your partners, friends and family.

 

Educational Resources

Promotional Messages

Promotional Materials

Complete a Materials Order Form (PDF)  to request free materials from KCP, while supplies last.

Success Stories

"Kentucky is Blue About Colon Cancer" (PDF) a collection of success stories from communities across the state with ideas for activities in March.