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March 1, 2013

CRMC employees wear blue to kick colon cancer


CRMC Media Relations

CULLMAN — One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. It could be a parent, a friend or a co-worker…it could be you. It’s a scary statistic and it’s one of the reasons why Cullman Regional Medical Center hosted a “dress in blue day” event where employees wore blue to help bring greater awareness to colon cancer, a disease that can be prevented through screening. The event took place to coincide with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) National Dress in Blue Day program activities to help commemorate March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

“We wanted to make a difference in the lives of our employees, their families and their friends. Our companywide ‘Dress in Blue Day’ event encouraged employees to talk to family and friends about colon cancer and the importance of being screened.  By bringing greater awareness to this disease, we will save lives,” said Dewight Davis, Division Director of Surgical Services and Endoscopy at CRMC. “We wanted to do our part by helping the Colon Cancer Alliance create a future free of colon cancer.”