Invite Your Community to “Go Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

This year Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Coalition invite you to GO BLUE in March.

Engage civic and business leaders to light landmarks blue or promote colorectal cancer awareness messages and activities.

Due to COVID-19, the number of colonoscopies declined nearly 90% by mid-April 2020 compared to the same period the previous year. 1.7 million Americans missed their colonoscopy, and 18,800 colorectal cancer diagnoses have been delayed or missed all together. Help us sound the alarm and raise awareness about this important life-saving measure.

To date, landmarks, businesses, and health care systems in 21 states have confirmed to “Go Blue” for
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

All locations will Go Blue on Tuesday, March 9, unless otherwise noted. Landmarks will be added as they are confirmed.

last updated on 3/9/21

ARKANSAS

River Lights in the Rock Bridges ove the Arkansas River, Little Rock

One Union National Plaza Building, Little Rock

 

ARIZONA

Mayo Clinic Campus, Phoenix

Mayo Clinic Campus, Scottsdale

 

CALIFORNIA

Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc., San Diego

 

CONNECTICUT

Beehive Bridge, New Britain (date TBD)

Hartford Insurance Building STAG, Hartford, March 10

Holy Land USA cross, Waterbury (date TBD)

Town Square Gazebo, Wolcott, March 5-31

XL Center, Hartford (date TBD)

 

FLORIDA

Downtown Orlando Public Art Displays, Orlando

  • Astrogenesis II
  • Cedar of Lebanon
  • Global Convergence
  • Take Flight
  • Union
  • Amway Center Spire
  • Tower of Light
  • Colonial Drive Overpass
  • Lake Eola Fountain
  • ORLANDO Sign

Mayo Clinic Campus, Jacksonville

 

INDIANA

City Hall Arch, Anderson, March 1

 

KANSAS

Shawnee, KS, City Hall, Shawnee, March 1-8

Clear Creek Bridge, Shawnee, March 1-8

Via Christi Hospital dome, Wichita, March 1-31

 

MAINE

Portland City Hall, Portland

 

MARYLAND

Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore

Baltimore Center Stage, Baltimore

Baltimore City Hall (Dome), Baltimore

Baltimore Fire Officers Union Hall 734, Baltimore

Bromo Seltzer Tower, Baltimore

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, Baltimore

Government House (Governor’s Mansion), Annapolis

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson

Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Baltimore

Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen

MedStar Franklin Square Hospital, Baltimore

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore

Patterson Park Pagoda, Baltimore

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, Towson

World Trade Center Baltimore, Baltimore

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Fore River Bridge, Quincy/Weymouth

Gillette Stadium, Foxborough

Kenneth F.  Burns Memorial Bridge, Worcester

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge, Boston

Longfellow Bridge, Boston

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston

 

MINNESOTA

35W Bridge, Minneapolis

Appleton Area Health, Appleton, March 5-12

August Schell Brewing Co, New Ulm

Blue Earth Area Chamber of Commerce

Blue Earth Clinic, Blue Earth

Cambria Company, Le Sueur

Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, Essentia Health, Duluth

Capella Tower, Minneapolis

City entrance Willkommen signs (4), New Ulm

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Defenders Monument, New Ulm

Enger Tower, Duluth

Fairmont Clinic, Fairmont

First State Bank and Trust, Bayport

France Ave, Edina, March 5-12

Gertie the Goose, New Ulm

Glencoe Regional Health, Glencoe, March 1

Glensheen Mansion, Duluth, March 5-12

Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis

Goosetown Fire Station, New Ulm

Green Giant Statue, Blue Earth

Hermann the German Monument, New Ulm

IDS Center, Minneapolis

Junge’s Flooring , Rochester, March 8-12

Louisiana Ave & Hwy 7 Bridge, St. Louis Park

Lowry Ave Bridge, Minneapolis

Martin Luther College entrance, New Ulm

Mayo Clinic Campus, Rochester, March 4

Mayo Clinic Health System, Albert Lea, March 4

Mayo Clinic Health System, Austin, March 4

Mayo Clinic Health System, Faribault, March 4

Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, March 4

Mayo Clinic Health System, Owatonna, March 4

Mayo Clinic Square, Minneapolis, March 5-12

Minnesota Endoscopy Center, Saint Paul

MNGI Digestive Health Bloomington Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Bloomington

MNGI Digestive Health Coon Rapids Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Coon Rapids

MNGI Digestive Health Eagan Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Eagan

MNGI Digestive Health Maplewood Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Maplewood

MNGI Digestive Health Maplewood Clinic, Maplewood

MNGI Digestive Health Northeast Minneapolis Clinic, Minneapolis

MNGI Digestive Health Plymouth Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Plymouth

MNGI Digestive Health Woodbury Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center, Woodbury

Murray County Medical Center, Slayton

Native American Community Clinic, Minneapolis

New Ulm City Hall, New Ullm

New Ulm Chamber of Commerce, New Ulm

New Ulm Medical Center campus, New Ulm

New Ulm Real Estate, New Ulm

Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis

North Point Health and Wellness, Minneapolis

NuWay-K&H Cooperative

OATI Microgrid Technology Center, Bloomington

Open Door Health Center, Mankato

Ortonville Area Health Services, Ortonville, March 5-9

PrimeWest Health, Alexandria

Provation Medical BlueForCRC

Provation, Minneapolis

Rochester City Hall, Rochester

Sanford Tracy Medical Center, Tracy

Sanford Westbrook Medical Center, Westbrook

Saint Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud

Sleepy Eye Medical Center, Sleepy Eye

South Country Health Alliance, Owatonna

Sperry Tower, Eagan

Target Field, Minneapolis

Target HQ Lights, Minneapolis

Tri-County Health Care, Wadena

TRIA Woodbury, Woodbury

United Hospital District, Blue Earth

United Hospital District, Fairmont

University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center, Minneapolis

US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis

VPCI, New Ulm

Building Blue Bridges

W Minneapolis – The Foshay, Minneapolis

Water Street Inn, Stillwater

Wealth Enhancement Group, Rochester

Wells Clinic, Wells

Winona Health, Winona

 

NEW YORK

Mosaic Preparatory Academy, March 5

 

NORTH CAROLINA

Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, March 15

 

NORTH DAKOTA

Essentia Health, Fargo

Gate City Bank – Country West, Bismarck

Gate City Bank – Downtown, Fargo

Gate City Bank – Village West, Fargo

 

OKLAHOMA

Ross Group, Tulsa

 

PENSYLVANIA

(TBA)

 

RHODE ISLAND

East Providence City Hall, East Providence

Rhode Island State House, Providence

 

TENNESSEE

A+ Services and Landscape, Atoka

Henley Street pedestrian bridge, Knoxville, March 1

 

TEXAS

1300 Main building: Travis Tower, Houston, March 5-12

1600 Smith Building, Houston, March 5-12

Aquarium Ferris Wheel. Houston

Aurora Oil and Gas, Houston, March 5-12

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, March 1-31

Buffalo Bayou Park, Houston, March 5-12

CITYCENTRE, Houston

Downtown Aquarium, Houston

George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, March 9-12

George R Brown Convention Center Partnership Tower, Houston, March 5-12

Green Street Fountains, Houston

Gus S. Wortham Fountain, Houston, March 5-12

Helfman Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat, Houston, March 5-12

Helfman Ford in Sugar Land, Stafford, March 5-12

Helfman River Oaks Chrysler Jeep Dodge, Houston, March 5-12

Houston City Hall, Houston, March 9-12

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, March 5-12

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Houston Police Officers’ Memorial, Houston, March 5-12

Kelsey Seybold, Houston, March 5-12

Kings Harbor, Houston

Kirby Grove, Houston

MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Cypress, Cypress, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Sugarland, Sugarland, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann The Woodlands, The Woodlands, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Katy, Katy, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza, Houston, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Memorial City, Houston, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Sarofim Pavilion, Houston, March 5-12

Memorial Hermann Southwest, Houston, March 5-12

Phillips 66 (2331 CityWest Blvd), Houston, March 5-12

Sugarland Town Square, Sugarland

Texas Medical Center Security, Houston, March 5-12

Texas Medical Center Waterwall, Houston, March 5-12

The Bridges over 59, Houston, March 9-12

The Residences at Kirby Collection, Houston, March 5-12

The Wharf at Avenida Houston, Houston, March 5-12

William P. Hobby Airport, Houston, March 9-12

Wings over Water at Avenia, Houston, March 5-12

 

VIRGINIA

Lesner Bridge, Virginia Beach, March 1

 

WASHINGTON

Valley Medical Center, Renton

 

WISCONSIN

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center, Milwaukee

Mayo Clinic Southwest Wisconsin, Lacrosse, March 4

Prevea Manitowoc Health Center, Manitowoc

Progressive Community Health Centers, Milwaukee

 

Thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to make this happen. Minority Health Coalition of Madison County, Allison Rosen, Kim Bitto, Anna Dalhgren, Dr. Ann Vogel, Beth Kornegay, Ashley Johnson, Jesse Powell, Matt & JJ Sorochty, Carole Motycka, Dr. Whitfield Knapple, Philip Stanford, Barbara Waters, Denelle Suranski, Lisette Caesar, Anne O’Brien, Adam Towles, and any others that were missed. If you helped light a landmark, please contact us so we can add your name!

Get Involved

Blue lights in Houston TX 20191. Request a state-wide proclamation using Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Blue Star State Tutorial.

2. Invite local landmarks, health care systems, and other local establishments to “go blue” March 5-12, 2021 (or any time in March that works for them).

3. Request a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month proclamation from your city’s mayor.

4. Watch the #BlueForCRC training webinar below to get all the tips and tricks from volunteers who have made these things happen in their communities.

Download Community Toolkit  Download Health Care Toolkit  Access Resource Drive

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SAMPLE TWEETS

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  1. 1 in 24 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Thank you [tagged landmark or city] for going BLUE to support patients and survivors during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. #BlueForCRC #RelentlessChampions #colorectalcancer @gyrig @fightcrc
  2. For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, I’m excited that [tagged landmark or city] is going BLUE to help raise awareness and encourage life-saving screenings for colon and rectal cancer. #BlueForCRC  #RelentlessChampions #colorectalcancer @gyrig @fightcrc
  3. Due to COVID-19, colonoscopy screening for #coloncancer declined nearly 90%. Join me to go #BlueForCRC to raise awareness and encourage preventative screenings. @gyrig @fightcrc

Use #BlueForCRC in all your CRC Awareness posts in March. And add a state-specific hashtag to find others raising awareness in your state.
State-specific hashtags are the postal abbreviation for your state  or territory, with CRC. For example: #TXCRC, #DCCRC, or #PACRC.

Informational resources available

Share with your family and friends, at places of worship, health fairs, and public events.
Talk about the importance of life-saving colon and rectal cancer screening.

Easy to read, easy to share, and available in multiple languages.

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TIPS AND TRICKS

From volunteer Allison Rosen

  1. Allison Rosen at #BlueforCRC press conference in HoustonStart early, it is hard to get people to commit at the last minute.
  2. If you see a building that was another color (like pink for breast cancer awareness) it has the potential to turn blue.
  3. No place is too small, if a bank or other business is blue, call them. The more buildings and landmarks the better.
  4. If a company, medical center, or business doesn’t have lights ask if they would be willing to wear blue on a certain date and post to social using #BlueforCRC to create social media buzz.
  5. Share the unified messaging and ask those participating to tweet, share it on social. They like it when they are given exactly what to say.
  6. PERSONALIZE EVERYTHING! In every email and phone call include your personal connection to the
    colorectal cancer, as a patient, survivor, or caregiver. Make it really hard to say ‘No’!

See all of Allison’s tips in the #BlueForCRC Community Toolkit.

Thank you for your partnership!

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Worried about getting a colonoscopy? Gastroenterologist Danielle Kim Turgeon assuages your fears: https://t.co/dYHBcbR4rt #crcawarenessmonth #colorectalcancerawareness #coloncancer #blueforcrc
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@ALOliphant @mdmanatee @NeenaSAbrahamMD @MarkPochapin @AmyOxentenkoMD @SophieBalzoraMD @DCharabaty @SunandaKaneMD ACG's VP of Education and Research, powerhouse Meridith Phillips is ALWAYS willing to go #BlueForCRC - even her hair! #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth 2018 #TrueBlue #ACGfamily https://t.co/0PhlZC0TPU
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We are so delighted that Maestro John Morris Russell and the @CincinnatiPops with the amazing Aaron Diehl shared this performance of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue! #TrueBlue #BlueforCRC #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth Thank you @BenLevyCello Dr. Levy for an amazing evening! https://t.co/3gnxuqxKCg
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