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It’s National #DressinBlueDay!

Posted on March 7, 2014

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WOW – Dress in Blue Day is up & RUNNING! We’re seeing hundreds of posts & pictures from people around the country and world getting the word out about colon cancer. We’re truly inspired by what we’ve seen you accomplish already this month  - and it’s only the 7th! Together, we’re putting this cancer on the map and saving lives. Here’s a little preview of the photo albums we’ll be releasing all month! Don’t forget to submit YOUR pics at www.dressinblueday.orgRead more

Colon Cancer Awareness Month is HERE!

Posted on March 1, 2014

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Happy Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We know you’ve been planning all year long – now is the time to really give colon cancer prevention the spotlight. There are more than 23 million people who haven’t gotten screened. How will you get the message out this month?

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Our National Cancer Prevention Tour

Posted on February 28, 2014

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Our giant inflatable colon is touring the U.S. this March for Colon Cancer Awareness Month! We’re proud to partner with Bayer Healthcare LLC in this nationwide initiative to spread colon cancer awareness across the country in a fun and unique way. And there’s no better way to spread lifesaving information than with this attention-getter, featuring various stages of disease (normal colon tissue, Crohn’s Disease, polyp, malignant polyp, colon cancer & advanced colon cancer).  Read more

The History of #DressinBlueDay

Posted on February 27, 2014

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In 2005 I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. I had already lost my father and a good friend at age 37 to the disease, yet I had no idea of the guidelines for screening, the importance of family history or the symptoms. With my family history, I should have had a colonoscopy at age 30. When I presented with blood and change in bowel habits I should have been sent straight to colonoscopy. Instead, my doctor dismissed my symptoms because of my age. Read more

Determined Daughter Brings Undy 5000 to Tampa

Posted on February 17, 2014

Undy Jocelyn Rodriguez and Mom

Jocelyn Rodriguez was left searching for answers and support when her mother was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2006.  So she did what most people do: turned to the Internet to find out what her mother’s options were. That’s where she discovered how preventable colon cancer is with proper screening and how treatable it is when caught early. With a new mission to spread awareness, Jocelyn connected with the Colon Cancer Alliance. She was determined to bring our Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk to the Tampa area to get the word out about this silent killer. Her persistence paid off, and in 2013 Tampa hosted its first Undy 5000. Read more

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