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Decorate your Work Area Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness


​March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Colon cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer when it’s found early. Screening is the #1 way to prevent colon cancer.

Your individual risk factors – such as ethnicity, lifestyle and family history – will determine when you should start getting checked. For most adults, it is recommended that colon cancer screening should begin at age 50.

Go Blue Challenge:
Get creative and get blue! As a department group, decorate your work area in blue to raise awareness for Colon Cancer Screening. We want to see how you would remind people that colon cancer screening should begin at age 50. Examples might include decorating a reception area, window, door, nursing station, or breakroom.

Participation: Make a team of up to 20 people and decorate your work area. Large departments may have multiple teams participate. Faculty and staff may only be members on one team.

Registration: registration is not required, but to receive a starter kit, email Health Plus by March 3.

Take a picture: Submit your photo by Friday, March 24, to Health Plus ( with the subject line:

  • University Departments use “VU Goes Blue”
  • Vanderbilt University Medical Center Departments use “VUMC Goes Blue.”

Judging will take place on March 27 and winners will be announced March 30. A Medical Center department and University department will be selected to win a prize package!

Posted on Thursday, March 2, 2017 in Health Plus, Updates and tagged ,


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