March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Everyone – even if they are a Cardinals fan – is encouraged to Dress in Blue on March 1, to increase awareness of the importance of colorectal cancer screening.
Colon cancer may be prevented with regular screenings. Yet, in Kentucky, nearly 2,600 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed each year, and it remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men and women combined. Screening is recommended for anyone age 45 and older, as age is a common risk factor.
Representatives of the UofL James Graham Brown Cancer Center, Kentucky Cancer Program, UofL Hospital, Surgery on Sunday - Louisville, Norton Healthcare, Dress in Blue champion Madeline Abramson as well as the “Incredible Colon,” a walk-through size replica of the human colon, will be at Jefferson Mall, Friday, March 1 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. to remind everyone of the importance of colon cancer screenings.
Visitors can explore the giant inflatable colon to learn more about colon health. Eligible individuals will be provided with stool-based tests to take at home, and all guests will receive educational materials and other reminders. Guests wearing blue will receive a FREE blue gift.
Jefferson Mall is located at 4801 Outer Loop in Louisville. The event will take place in the Sears Court.