LACONIA, NH– One in twenty people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. It is a scary statistic, and one of the reasons the staff at the Laconia Clinic participate in the awareness event, Colon Cancer Alliance Dress in Blue Day.
This national awareness day takes place every March, and provides a great opportunity to shed light on a preventable disease. Although colorectal cancer can be prevented with screenings, it remains the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States.
“We wanted to make a difference in the lives of our employees and our patients. Our Dress in Blue Day raises awareness throughout our staff and patients regarding colon cancer and the importance of being screened," said Administrative Assistant Lisa Fowler. "By creating more awareness around this disease, we will save lives. It’s important that we do our part by helping the Colon Cancer Alliance create a future free of colon cancer.”
Blue is the nationally recognized color for colon cancer. National Dress in Blue Day provides individuals, businesses and community groups across the country a chance to participate by wearing blue and urging others to do the same. Getting 'blued' raises public awareness and save lives.
For more information on National Blue Day, visit coloncanceralliance.org. To learn more or schedule your colorectal screening, please contact your primary care provider.
LRGHealthcare is a not-for-profit healthcare charitable trust representing Lakes Region General Hospital, Franklin Regional Hospital, and affiliated medical providers. LRGHealthcare’s mission is to provide quality, compassionate care and to strengthen the well-being of our community.