Did you miss Dress in Blue Day?
No worries. It's true, the official Dress in Blue Day, which was organized in an effort to help sack colorectal cancer, took place on March 2.
But as the fine people at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA) will tell you, any day can be Dress in Blue Day. By trying to help raise funds and bring general awareness to the disease, you'll be supporting the organization's work and honor those impacted by colorectal cancer.
March, after all, is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And when you consider that CCA anticipates 135,000 people will be diagnosed with the disease in 2018, Physicians First Messages is here to remind you that there's a number of ways you can help this worthy cause.
For starters, hosting a fundraiser, no matter how big or small, is a terrific way to help the CCA. You don't need
special skills or a fundraising background to hold a successful event – all you need is passion and determination. They supply a fundraising toolkit and keep in mind, 86 cents on every dollar raised goes towards patient support, education and national awareness and prevention programs.
Second, you can make a donation on behalf of a loved one for any event or occasion, including a holiday, birthday, anniversary, memorial or any other milestone.
Or you may just want to volunteer. There's a number of things you can do for the CCA, locally or nationally. You
may the organization's Buddy program. If you're interested in getting involved, please call the CCA hotline at 877-422-2030.
Lastly, knowing a number of gastroenterologists use our Call Center, Physicians First Messages suggests you get screened for colon cancer if you're 50 or older.
It could save your life.
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