CRMC to honor Colon Cancer Awareness in March

CRMC to honor Colon Cancer Awareness in March

February 24, 2022 News News -- KKIN-KFGI-KLKS-WWWI 0

By Paul Vold (2/25/22)

(Crosby, MN) — During the month of March, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s entrance will be lit blue as part of Colorectal Cancer Awareness to educate area residents about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and show support for patients, survivors, and caregivers. 

Blue is the color of colorectal cancer awareness and CRMC’s employees will also wear blue to work on Tuesday, March 8th.

As part of the Colon Cancer Coalition’s nationwide #BlueForCRC initiative, hospitals and landmarks throughout Minnesota will be lit blue on March 8. The commitment of the state’s civic and business community provides a platform to bring attention to the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 149,500 Americans will be diagnosed and 52,980 may lose their lives to colorectal cancer this year. One in five colorectal cancer patients are ages 20-55. By 2030, colorectal cancer is estimated to become the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in adults ages 20-49.

For more information, contact your primary care provider. Call 218-546-7000 for an appointment with a CRMC physician.