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
River Lights in the Rock Bridges ove the Arkansas River, Little Rock
One Union National Plaza Building, Little Rock
Mayo Clinic Campus, Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Campus, Scottsdale
Alfa Scientific Designs, Inc., San Diego
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)
Downtown Orlando Public Art Displays, Orlando
- Astrogenesis II
- Cedar of Lebanon
- Global Convergence
- Take Flight
- Amway Center Spire
- Tower of Light
- Colonial Drive Overpass
- Lake Eola Fountain
- ORLANDO Sign
Mayo Clinic Campus, Jacksonville
City Hall Arch, Anderson, March 1
Shawnee, KS, City Hall, Shawnee, March 1-8
Clear Creek Bridge, Shawnee, March 1-8
Via Christi Hospital dome, Wichita, March 1-31
Portland City Hall, Portland
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 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
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
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
Caring Ways Cancer Resource Center, Essentia Health, Duluth
Capella Tower, Minneapolis
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby
Enger Tower, Duluth
Fairmont Clinic, Fairmont
First State Bank and Trust, Bayport
France Ave, Edina, March 5-12
Glencoe Regional Health, Glencoe, March 1
Glensheen Mansion, Duluth, March 5-12
Gold Medal Park, Minneapolis
Green Giant Statue, Blue Earth
IDS Center, Minneapolis
Junge’s Flooring , Rochester, March 8-12
Louisiana Ave & Hwy 7 Bridge, St. Louis Park
Lowry Ave Bridge, Minneapolis
Mayo Clinic Campus, Rochester, 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 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
OATI Microgrid Technology Center, Bloomington
Open Door Health Center, Mankato
Ortonville Area Health Services, Ortonville, March 5-9
PrimeWest Health, Alexandria
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
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
W Minneapolis – The Foshay, Minneapolis
Water Street Inn, Stillwater
Wealth Enhancement Group, Rochester
Wells Clinic, Wells
Winona Health, Winona
Mosaic Preparatory Academy, March 5
Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, March 15
Essentia Health, Fargo
Gate City Bank – Country West, Bismarck
Gate City Bank – Downtown, Fargo
Gate City Bank – Village West, Fargo
Ross Group, Tulsa
East Providence City Hall, East Providence
Rhode Island State House, Providence
A+ Services and Landscape, Atoka
Henley Street pedestrian bridge, Knoxville, March 1
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
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
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
Lesner Bridge, Virginia Beach, March 1
Valley Medical Center, Renton
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!
1. 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.
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- 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
- 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
- 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.
TIPS AND TRICKS
From volunteer Allison Rosen
- Start early, it is hard to get people to commit at the last minute.
- If you see a building that was another color (like pink for breast cancer awareness) it has the potential to turn blue.
- No place is too small, if a bank or other business is blue, call them. The more buildings and landmarks the better.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!