Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dress In Blue Day: Colorectal Awareness Month

A special message from Christina ...

In 2011, I was diagnosed with colon cancer. As a survivor, I am one of the millions who have been affected by this disease. Fortunately, early detection saved my life. They say 1 in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer, so there is a good chance you already know someone.

In support of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s (CCA) National Dress in Blue Day program and National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Golf4Her will be wearing blue on March 1st for a future free of colon cancer. We invite you to join us by dressing in blue and spreading the message that colon cancer screening saves lives.

Guidelines state that everyone should have their colon checked starting at age 50, but you may need to get checked even earlier if you are at higher risk. Twenty years ago, my mother lost her battle with colon cancer at the age of 46. As a result, I started getting routing screening every 4 years. So when I was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer at 41, you can imagine my surprise.

Her losing her life saved mine, which is why Golf4Her is committed to raise public awareness and
educate people the (sometimes surprising) facts about colon cancer and how they can reduce their risk of the disease.

Starting today, Golf4Her will deduct $5 from every order placed through March 31st to benefit the
Colon Cancer Alliance. Just let us know that you would like to participate by entering code BLUE13 at check out. Click here to learn more.

This is a cancer we can beat so I hope you will join us in spreading this important message! Together, we can work toward a future free of colon cancer.

Christina Thompson
President, Golf4Her

Visit us on Facebook and let us know who you are wearing blue for.

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