March into Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Monday, March 9

March 9 is THE day, but you can join us at any time! Simply wear a favorite shade of blue or light-it-up with a blue light bulb. Photos can be shared on Twitter or Instagram using #MNBlue throughout the month!

In 2019, over 90 civic, public, and private organizations across the state banded together to turn Minnesota BLUE (the color of colon cancer awareness). For one day and night in March the effort to educate Minnesotans from all corners of the state about the importance of colorectal cancer screening and show support for patients, survivors, and caregivers turned the state BLUE.

We are doing it again in 2020. Landmarks and health care facilities across the state, including the 35W Bridge and Target Field Minneapolis; Mayo Clinic Plummer Building in Rochester; Herman the German Monument in New Ulm; Lincoln Plaza in St. Cloud; and many more, will shine blue from dusk to dawn.

The commitment of the Minnesota’s health care community, together with the civic and business participation, provides a platform to bring attention to the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In addition to blue lights, many health care organizations are also engaging their employees and patients by wearing blue, sharing information and encouraging screening.

 2017 Recap and Photos 2018 Recap and Photos 2019 Recap 2019 Photos 2020 Photos

New in 2020!
We’ve made it easy to share colorectal cancer screening information on social media. Visit the Minnesota Blue Resource Page to download sharable graphics all month long. You can even add your company’s logo to help show your commitment to the cause.

Minnesota Blue Resource Page

2020 Participating Landmarks, Businesses, and Health Care Providers

Albert Lea
Albert Lea Fire Rescue

PrimeWest Health

Appleton Area Health

Sanford Medical Center

MNGI Digestive Health Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center
OATI Microgrid Technology Center

Mayoral Proclamation

Mayoral Proclamation

MNGI Digestive Health Clinic

Coon Rapids
Mercy Hospital, Emergency Department and Main Entrance
MNGI Digestive Health Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center|
Neighborhood HealthSource North Metro Clinic

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center

Mayoral Proclamation

Johnson Memorial Health Services

Enger Tower
Lake Superior Community Health Center

Sperry Tower
MNGI Digestive Health Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center

Eden Prairie
Town Center Water Tower

France Ave

Mayo Clinic Health System

Mayoral Proclamation

Hendricks Hospital

Mayoral Proclamation

Mayoral Proclamation

Mayoral Proclamation
Mayo Clinic Health System
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center

Maple Grove
North Memorial Ambulatory Surgery Center

MNGI Digestive Health Clinic
MNGI Digestive Health Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center

Mayoral Proclamation
35W Bridge
IDS Center
Lowry Ave Bridge
Mayo Clinic Square
Target Field
Masonic Cancer Center
– Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
– Masonic Cancer Research Building
Cord-Sets, Inc.
MNGI Digestive Health Northeast Minneapolis Clinic
Neighborhood HealthSource Central Clinic
Neighborhood HealthSource Fremont Clinic
Neighborhood HealthSource Sheridan Clinic
Provation Medical, Inc.
Southside Community Health Services
University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center

Ambulatory Surgery Center

Mayoral Proclamation

New Ulm
Hermann “the German” Monument
New Ulm Medical Center

RC Hospital & Clinics

Ortonville Area Health Services

South Country Health Alliance

Mayoral Proclamation
MNGI Digestive Health Plymouth Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center

Mayoral Proclamation
Mayo Clinic Plummer Building
Junges Flooring
ONB Bank
Olmsted County Government Center

Saint Cloud
Mayoral Proclamation
Abraham Lincoln Plaza
Water Tower on I-94
CentraCare Health South Point Office Building
Saint Cloud Hospital

Saint Paul
Mayoral Proclamation
Minnesota Endoscopy Center
United Hospital

Sauk Rapids
Mayoral Proclamation

Murray County Medical Center

Sleepy Eye
Sleepy Eye Medical Center

St. Louis Park
Mayoral Proclamation
Louisiana & Hwy 7 Bridge

Sanford Tracy Medical Center

NuWay-K&H Cooperative

Tri-County Health Care

Mayoral Proclamation
Sanford Westbrook Medical Center

Mayoral Proclamation
Winona Health

MNGI Digestive Health Clinic and Ambulatory Surgery/Endoscopy Center
Self Esteem Brands


Superior, WI
Lake Superior Community Health Center


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Minnesota Blue Reception

Thursday, March 12


On March 12, join us at the Bullard Rainforest Auditorium in the Visitor’s Center at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Colorectal cancer survivors, patients, and their families joined the health care community and celebrated the life-saving work being done in the state. Awards will be given to individuals and providers doing innovative work in colorectal cancer screening. Clinics meeting the national 80% screening goal were also recognized.

The Minnesota Blue Reception is presented by
MNGI Digestive Health.

MNGI - Presenting sponsor


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Use #MNBlue or #BlueforCRC in your posts!

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Media Coverage

Aiken Age (New Ulm), March 13, 2020

New Ulm Journal (New Ulm), March 9, 2020

  KIMT 3 News (Rochester), March 9, 2020

WCCO AM Radio (Twin Cities), March 9, 2020

KARE TV (Twin Cities), March 9, 2020

WCCO TV (Twin Cities), March 9, 2020

Winona Daily News (Winona), March 8, 2020

KSTP TV (Twin Cities), March 7, 2020

Fox 9 News “The Buzz” (Twin Cities), March 6, 2020

The Forum & WDAY TV (Fargo, ND), March 5, 2020

KVRR News (Fargo, ND), March 5, 2020

KAAL TV 6 News (Rochester), March 4, 2020

KEYC News Now (Mankato), March 4, 2020

KTOE AM 1420, 102.7 FM, March 4, 2020

KEYC News Now (Mankato) PSA, March 3, 2020

KTTC TV (Albert Lea), March 3, 2020

KEYC News Now (Mankato), March 2, 2020



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