Thursday, March 03, 2011

Dress in Blue Day!

It just occured to me that tomorrow is Dress in Blue Day and rather than wait until then to post (you know, once everyone is dressed and off to work/school/playtime/your local yarn shop/the dog park/la-la land), I thought I'd spread the word today.  You're welcome.... ;-)

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My Mom, a True Survivor
I'll be wearing blue tomorrow in honor of my Mom.  How about you? 

Did you just ask why? Well...


• Colon cancer is the 2nd 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's at an advanced stage.

• Colon cancer is 80% 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.

6 comments:

Channon said...

You know I'll be wearing blue for my aunt and grandmother. They weren't survivors... :(

Chris said...

Blue is my all time favorite color anyway so it's an easy day for me. Have a great weekend

jen said...

Thanks for the heads up!
I will be wearing blue today for sure:)

Marianne said...

I saw your post about this last night before I left work, so why did I neglect to wear blue today? It's a great idea for a very important cause... so sorry I forgot!

Bubblesknits said...

Thanks for the heads up. : )

knittinwolf said...

I wore blue too! They actually thought I had colon cancer three years ago...thank God it wasn't!

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