Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Denver City and County Building “dressed in blue” to raise colorectal cancer awareness


The Denver City and County Building will be illuminated in blue for “Dress in Blue Eve,” a vigil to bring awareness to colorectal cancer prevention efforts. Colorectal cancer is the second most deadly cancer for both men and women, killing approximately 630 Coloradans each year, despite the fact that it is nearly 100 percent preventable.





What:              Dress in Blue Eve
When:             Thursday, March 5, 6 p.m.
Where:            Denver City and County Building
Who:               Dr. Larry Wolk, executive director and chief medical officer, Colorado                              Department of Public Health and Environment, and cancer survivors
Why:               To prevent colorectal cancer by raising awareness about the importance of                         screening

Early detection through screening can dramatically reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. All adults 50 years of age and older should be screened for colorectal cancer. People with a personal or family history of polyps or colon cancer should check with their doctor to see if they need to be screened at a younger age or more frequently.

For more information on colorectal cancer, go to cancer.org/coloncancer

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