March is Colorectal Awareness Month

Mayoral Proclamation

At the Battle Creek City Commission Meeting on February 21st, Mayor Dave Walters presented Jenny Rogers, Coordinator for the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition, with a Proclamation declaring March 3rd as "Dress In Blue Day" in recognition of National Colon and Rectal Cancer Awareness Month.

"Dress In Blue Day" is an observance organized by the Colon Cancer Alliance. Each year approximately 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon and rectal cancer. This year the Calhoun County Cancer Control Coalition (5C) is hoping everyone will join with them in wearing blue in support of Colon Cancer Awareness.

Most health insurance companies cover colon screenings so there is little to no cost. "We are just trying to encourage people to wear blue to remind everyone about the importance of getting screened for colon cancer", said Rogers.

This year's 5th Annual Get Your Colon Rollin' 5K, a fund raiser for the 5C, is July 22nd at Bailey Park, she noted.

The staff at the Battle Creek Endoscopy & Surgery Center are pictured above wearing blue in support of this cause from left are Jenny Rogers (Coordinator of the 5C and Office Manager), Robin Damron (Clinical Director), Bridget Dove (Assistant Manager), Esther Hernandez RN, Ellen Hallacy RN, Danielle Lantz-Johnson LPN, Erin Diffin RN as "Polyp Woman", Pam Cotton RN, Lori Tacubeno RN and Caitlyn Whitman (Tech).