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 and 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

Coming Soon!

Submit your landmark or organization  Learn More about Going Blue

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


Taking a #MNBlue picture with your co-workers, family, or friends? Download, print, and use this sign to share why you’re blue!


Use #MNBlue or #BlueforCRC in your posts!

Minnesota BLUE Social Media Sign

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FREE educational 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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Media Coverage

Coming soon!




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