The Skydance Bridge in Oklahoma City will be illuminated blue on Thursday, March 5 as the American Cancer Society urges all Oklahomans to “go blue” in observance of individuals with colorectal cancer.
“March is traditionally National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month,” said ACSOK Executive Director Lesa Foster. “We recommend those at average risk for colorectal cancer be screened at age 45. Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and in women, and the second most common cause of cancer deaths when men and women are combined. But with regular screening, doctors can find and remove polyps before they have the chance to turn to cancer.”
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 20,530 new cases of colorectal cancer will be diagnosed in Oklahoma this year, with an estimated 8,430 new deaths.
“That is why we are ‘Going Blue,’ this month,” Foster added. “We urge all Oklahomans to wear blue on March 5 to help draw attention to Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Post a selfie to your social media channels and tag us, @ACSOK, and encourage family and friends to get screened. And of course, if you are in Oklahoma City, take a look at the beautiful Skydance Bridge as it goes blue. Together, we have an opportunity to save lives from colorectal cancer.”
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