Community Wears Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Day
Colon cancer takes the lives of over 1,000 people in Washington state each year, but survivors and community leaders are fighting back by wearing blue on Thursday, March 8th to raise awareness that regular screening saves lives. All people should be screened starting at age 50 or earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps.
A Seattle survivor of stage four colon cancer, Anita Mitchell, started Dress in Blue Day to honor her friend, Carmen Mitchell, who lost her own battle with colon cancer. King County Executive Ron Sims, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels and Dr. David Fleming, Director and Health Officer for Public Health