Dress in Blue Day is an annual American holiday dedicated to raising awareness about colorectal cancer. Various lectures and other events are held, and there are charitable foundations aimed at raising funds for patients with this diagnosis.
For the creation of Dress in Blue Day, we have to thank a woman named Anita Mitchell, who was able to cope with colon cancer. Despite the fact that the disease was already at stage 4, she did not give up and was eventually able to recover. Unfortunately, her father and a friend did not beat cancer, although it was possible. The woman decided that it was necessary to raise public awareness of the problem, because only by working together could we come up with an effective method of treatment that would save everyone!
Dressing in blue was chosen as a sign of support for all patients with colorectal cancer (or colorectal cancer). You can also pin a blue ribbon.
According to historical information, some mummies of ancient Egypt showed signs of this cancer. That is, it is very likely that it existed in the 300s BC. Such evidence suggests that this type of oncology is one of the oldest.
- Screening is the most common diagnostic method. It allows you to detect the disease in its early stages several years before the first symptoms appear.
- Timely diagnosis can reduce the risk of the disease progressing to severe stages by 60%.
- Experts say that dietary adjustments and sufficient physical activity are the best ways to prevent it.
How to celebrate
Wear blue clothes in Dress in Blue Day or use blue ribbon. Learn more about colorectal cancer this day: symptoms, methods of diagnosis and treatment, causes, and features of prevention. Provide financial support to charitable organizations. A combined effort can cure thousands of people with this disease.
Spread the word on social media. Let more people learn about it and join in supporting patients with this diagnosis.
When is Dress in Blue Day celebrated in 2024?
Dress in Blue Day is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy. It is observed on the first Friday of March.