Tomorrow Is Dress in Blue Day; Get 50 myHealth Matters Points!

Join us as we kick off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month with Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 2! We are encouraging a systemwide caregiver engagement in Dress in Blue Day. Show your support by going blue from head to toe! Those who participate are eligible to receive a 50-point wellness reward through myHealth Matters. Help us raise awareness for this preventable, curable disease through education and conversation. Be sure to use #timetotalkaboutit and #dressinblueday when submitting or posting your photos to our Medical Center Facebook page. View the flyer for a full list of this month’s activities including, information tables in campus cafeterias, Facebook Live Ask the Experts series, #strongarmselfie campaign and employee screenings,

It’s Time to Talk about It: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Team members from the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery (top photo) and Eastern Avenue Endoscopy (bottom photo) get ready for Dress in Blue Day.

Colon and rectal cancers are the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, making it #timetotalkaboutit. We are kicking off Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Friday, March 2 with Dress in Blue Day and the lighting of the Burns Bridge over Lake Quinsigamond. Show your support by dressing in blue and posting individual and team pictures to our Medical Center Facebook page. Be sure to include #timetotalkaboutit and #dressinblueday. For some extra fun, our Marketing and Communications Department can provide your team with temporary blue star tattoos to keep the conversation going all month long. Contact the Marketing and Communications Department to request yours. Check out our flyer to view the full list of activities including information tables in campus cafeterias, Facebook Live Ask the Experts series, #strongarmselfie campaign and employee screenings.

Look Who Wore Blue to Support Colon Cancer Awareness!

blue-day-eastern-aveA big thank you to everyone who dressed in blue for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Be sure to check out all the photos posted on Facebook. Our “Dress in Blue Day” may be over, but March is going to be full of colorectal cancer facts. Join us on Facebook to follow us through the month and learn about our contest to win a special prize for colon health. Remember: #timetotalkaboutit. Pictured: Kanishka Bhattacharya, MD, gastroenterologist, and the Eastern Avenue endoscopy team dressed in blue for colorectal cancer awareness.

Join the Fight for Colon Cancer; Dress in Blue Day Is Friday! 

wear-blue-marcomUMass Memorial Health Care is participating in Dress in Blue Day, Friday, March 3. This nationwide event was established by the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Employees, “go blue” on Friday by wearing as much of the color as you can (UMass Memorial fleeces count too!) and snapping a photo with your colleagues. Post your team photos on our Facebook page with #dressinblueday and then check back throughout the month of March for tips and information on colon cancer prevention and treatment. According to CCA, colon cancer is 90 percent beatable when caught early.