National Colon Cancer
In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.
As part of March and colon cancer awareness, the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) introduced the Blue Star as the symbol of the fight against colon cancer in 2004. Since then, the Blue Star has been adopted by major groups in the colon cancer community. The star represents the eternal memory of those whose lives have been lost to the disease and the shining hope for a future free of colon cancer. The star, merged with a ribbon to represent increased awareness, assumes a human shape. Learn more about the Blue Star.