KentuckyOne Health is celebrating national "Dress in Blue" day on Friday, March 7. Employees are encouraged to wear their best blue to show their support for Colorectal Cancer Awareness.
With an incidence rate of 51.3 per 100,000, Kentucky ranks 4th in the nation for colon cancer death. Also, colon cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in non-smoking men and women in the U.S. This cancer is mostly preventable. Screening saves lives.
Dress in blue Friday, March 7, and tell your friends why ... encourage them to get screened!
Information tables will be set up at the following Louisville campuses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7:
Flaget Memorial Hospital
James Graham Brown Cancer Center*
Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
Medical Center Jewish East
Medical Center Jewish Northeast
Medical Center Jewish South
Medical Center Jewish Southwest
Our Lady of Peace
Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
CSC 4th Street
* It will be “Blue of L” day at the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. Darrell Griffith (“Dr. Dunkenstein”) and the Lieutenant Governor’s wife, Madeline Abramson, Honorary Chair for Dress in Blue Day, will be joining in the festivities between 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. There will be popcorn, cookies and punch. Anyone wearing blue can be registered to win a basketball autographed by Darrell Griffith. A group photo will be taken at 12 noon. Everyone is invited to attend.
Information tables will be set up at the following Lexington campuses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 7:
Saint Joseph Hospital
Saint Joseph East
Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
Show Us Your Blue!
Show us how you're showing support for colorectal cancer awareness. Send your Dress in Blue Day pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3 Things to Know
1. All Kentuckians age 50 and older should get regular colon cancer checks.*
2. Early colon cancer may have no symptoms.
3. 9 out of 10 colon cancers may be prevented or cured with regular checks.
*African Americans should begin screening at the age of 45. People with personal or family history of colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, or who are experiencing symptoms are considered "high risk" and should begin screening before age 50.
1 Thing to Do
1. Talk to your doctor about colon cancer screening.
For more information about colon cancer visit CCAlliance.org.
Find out if you are at risk by calling 855.34.KYONE.