Employees spur education and action by participating in national awareness movement
The month of March is recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In honor of this month, St. Anthony is holding a companywide Go Blue Day where employees wear the color blue to bring awareness to colon cancer. This is a disease that can be prevented through screening but is still the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States. The St. Anthony Go Blue Day will be in conjunction with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s National Dress in Blue Day, Friday, March 3, as they and others recognize the month of March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month.
“In honor of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, St. Anthony Physicians Gastroenterology encourages all employees to participate in the St. Anthony Go Blue Day event. This event encourages employees to talk to loved ones about colon cancer and the importance of being screened. Currently, Oklahomans are below the national average for colorectal cancer screening goals,” said Dr. Pooja Singhal, board certified gastroenterologist with St. Anthony Physicians Group. “It’s important that we do our part by helping the Colon Cancer Alliance create a future free of colon cancer.” National Dress in Blue Day is held on the first Friday in March in communities and offices throughout the nation. The Colon Cancer Alliance first launched the Dress in Blue Day program in 2009 to bring nationwide attention to colon cancer and to celebrate the courage of those affected by this disease. Today, individuals, businesses and community groups across the country participate by wearing blue and urging others to do the same. Blue is the nationally recognized color for colon cancer. By “getting blued,” we hope to raise public awareness and save lives.
St. Anthony Physicians Gastroenterology is located at 608 NW 9th St., suite 3206, in Oklahoma City. To schedule an appointment please call 405-772-4338.