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National Dress in Blue Day

By Paul Butler

March 04, 2015

The Florida Department of Health in Lake County Will Go Blue to Knock Out Colon Cancer
Friday, March 6th is National Dress in Blue Day
 
 Lake County – Employees with the Florida Department of Health in Lake County are raising colon cancer public awareness by participating and urging others in the community to wear blue on Friday, March 6, 2015 which is the Colon Cancer Alliance “ National Dress in Blue Day.”
 
As per the Colon Cancer Alliance, “one in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer” It’s a terrifying number and it’s why the Florida Department of Health in Lake County has joined the fight with the Colon Cancer Alliance against this disease, which can be prevented in many cases through screening but is still the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States.
 
“We want to make a difference in our community. This event will encourage employees to talk to family and friends about colon cancer and the importance of being screened.  With this type of public awareness we will create discussions that will save lives,” says Aaron Kissler, Florida Department of Health in Lake County Administrator. “The Florida Department of Health in Lake County will continue to do its part in the community to fight this devastating disease by educating the public and creating a future free of colon cancer.”
As per the Colon Cancer Alliance “National Dress in Blue Day” is held on the first Friday in March in communities and offices throughout the nation. On Dress in Blue Day join the more than one million survivors, patients, caregivers and others who have been affected by colon cancer by wearing blue and getting involved in the fight against this devastating disease.
Together, we can create a future free of colon cancer.  For more information, visit www.dressinblueday.org.
 
 
 
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