March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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Governor Mark Dayton joined governors from across the nation to officially proclaim March 2018 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in the State of Minnesota. Mayor Emily Larson also sees the importance of colon cancer awareness and screening and proclaimed the same in the City of Duluth.

On Monday, March 5, 60 landmarks and buildings across Minnesota and four in neighboring states will shine blue from dusk to dawn to show support for colon cancer survivors and patients, while raising awareness about the importance of screening. A dozen other locations are committed spreading awareness inside the building and through staff actions. The commitment of these groups to promote colon cancer screening gives Minnesota a platform to bring attention to the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women in the United States.

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Riverwood Healthcare Center


HealthPartners Riverway Clinic


Sanford Medical Center


Scenic Rivers Bigfork Medical


HealthPartners Corporate Headquarters | OATI | MN Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Cancer Center


MN Gastroenterology Clinic


Scenic Rivers Cook Medical

Coon Rapids

Virginia Piper Cancer Institute | MN Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center


City Proclamation from Mayor Larson | Enger Tower | Essentia Health Cancer Center at Duluth Clinic First Street | Lake Superior Community Health Center


Sperry Tower | MN Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center

Eden Prairie

Market Center Water Tower


Colon Cancer Coalition offices | Edina Commons | France Avenue (at 66th, 70th, and 76th Streets)

Hector, Olivia, & Renville

RC Hospital & Clinics


Open Door Health Center


MN Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center


35W Bridge | Foshay Tower | IDS Center | Lowry Ave. Bridge | Mayo Clinic Square | Target Field | US Bank Stadium | Indian Health Board | Minneapolis VA | Masonic Cancer Research Building | MN Gastroenterology Clinic | MN Gastroenterology Corporate Office | Masonic Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building | Masonic Clinical Trials Office (Dinnaken Building) | Native American Community Clinic | Neighborhood HealthSource Clinics (Central, Fremont & Sheridan) | NorthPoint | Southside Community Health Services | UCare Minnesota | Virginia Piper Cancer Institute


White Earth Health Center


MN Gastroenterology Clinic and Endoscopy Center


Mayo Clinic Plummer Building

Saint Cloud

Abraham Lincoln Plaza (5th Ave & 1st Street) | Water Tower on I-94 (4412 Heatherwood Road) | CentraCare Health South Point Office Building | Saint Cloud Hospital

Saint Louis Park

Louisiana & Hwy 7 Bridge | Methodist Hospital | Park Nicollet Campus

Saint Paul

1st Bank Building | Minnesota Governor’s Residence | HealthPartners Orthopedic & Sports Medicine | Mancini’s Char House | MN Endoscopy Center | MN Gastroenterology Clinic | Regions Hospital | Virginia Piper Cancer Institute

Sleepy Eye

Sleepy Eye Medical Center


Lakeview Hospital


Scenic Rivers Health Services


Community Health Willmar


Winona Health


TRIA Woodbury


Amery Hospital & Clinic Amery, WI | Health Cancer Center at South University Clinic Fargo, ND | Hudson Hospital & Clinic Hudson, WI | Westfields Hospital New Richmond, WI

2017 Recap and Photos


mancinisJoin us at Mancini’s Char House (531 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul) on Mon., March 26, from 5:30-7 p.m., for the Building Blue Bridges reception. Pat Mancini, owner of this celebrated Saint Paul establishment, is also a 6+ year colon cancer survivor.


This is a great time to be together with colon cancer patients and the healthcare community, building bridges and creating conversations between individuals, community organizations, and healthcare providers. Providers and clinics who have made tremendous strides towards increasing screening and meeting the 80% screening goal set by the National Colorectal Cancer Round Table were recognized at this event.

2018 Minnesota Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month proclamation

2018 State of Minnesota Proclamation from Governor Mark Dayton

2018 Duluth Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month proclamation 2018 City of Duluth proclamation from Mayor Emily Larson

In the Media

 Aitkin Age, March 27, 2018

 Brainerd Dispatch, Mar. 9, 2018

 Sleepy Eye Herald-Dispatch, Mar. 8, 2018

 St. Louis Park Sun Current, Mar. 7, 2018

 Winona Daily News, Mar. 5, 2018

 Winona Post, Mar. 5, 2018

WCCO TV (CBS), Mar. 5, 2018

Fox 9, Mar. 5, 2018

WJON Radio, St. Cloud, Mar. 5, 2018

KARE 11 (NBC), Feb. 28, 2018

 Rochester Post Bulletin, Feb. 28, 2018, Feb. 28, 2018



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