Dress in Blue Day is March 1
Wear blue for Dress in Blue Day. Dress in Blue Day is the first Friday in March that promotes National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Blue is our color. It represents our nation of allies and all we do to end colorectal cancer within our lifetime. Buy blue gear to get started!
What? Dress in Blue Day lets allies everywhere join our mission to end colorectal cancer. By wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease, support our work, and honor all impacted by colorectal cancer.
When? This year, Dress in Blue Day is on Friday, March 1. All of March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Why? In 2023, an estimated 153,020 people will be diagnosed with this highly preventable disease. They will join more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer patients and survivors living today. We go blue for them, their families, and their community.
How? Wear your blue on Friday, March 1. Then, take a photo and include the hashtag #DressInBlue on social media. You can take action to celebrate all month by exploring how you can get involved this March.
Watch the following videos to get inspired to wear blue on Dress in Blue Day. Don't forget to share your blue gear on social media with the hashtag #DressInBlueDay and tag the Colorectal Cancer Alliance on Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedIn, and TikTok. Looking for Alliance gear? Visit our online store.
Outfit inspirations for Dress in Blue Day
Even celebrities are celebrating #DressInBlueDay! Here's some inspiration from the red carpet. (But you don't need to be famous to spread the word about colorectal cancer.)
What to wear on Dress in Blue Day for colorectal cancer awareness
Time to look through your closet for every blue piece of clothing you have. Everything works for Dress In Blue Day, from sweaters to sweatpants, to sunglasses and fun hats.
Raise colorectal cancer awareness and support Dress in Blue Day
By wearing blue, you bring awareness to this disease, support our work, and honor all who are impacted by colorectal cancer. #DressInBlueDay
Dress in Blue Day for colorectal cancer
Dress in blue to raise awareness and share why it's so important to #GetScreened for colorectal cancer with your friends and family.
It all began with Anita Mitchell, Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer, Never Too Young Advisory Board member, and Colon Cancer Stars founder. Anita, who was battling stage IV colorectal cancer and lost a close friend and father to the disease, saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss.
In 2006, she worked with her children’s school to coordinate a recognition day with incredible success. In 2009, Anita brought the Dress in Blue Day concept to the Colorectal Cancer Alliance. Together, we took the program nationwide!
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month spotlights colon and rectal cancer every March and inspires more people to get screened.
Get to know Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer Nancy Pope and consider being a service to the community yourself.
In this Q&A, get to know Jill Loftus, a passionate and dedicated Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer from Denver.
In this Q&A, get to know Ashley Bowman, a passionate and dedicated Colorectal Cancer Alliance volunteer from Chicago, and consider becoming one yourself.