‘ Buddy Bracelet’ Spreads Awareness of Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is 90 percent avoidable and 90 percent treatable when spotted early, yet it continues to be the 2nd leading reason for cancer-related death in the United States.
To assist spread out the message about the significance of early detection, the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation and its 54 partners have actually collaborated to commemorate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by presenting the “Buddy Bracelet,” a effective and distinct method to promote public awareness of the illness.
” Today, in a sea of colored bracelets, the blue Buddy Bracelet stands apart by producing a creative method for individuals to take their health into their own hands,” stated Carolyn Aldigé, president and creator of the Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation. “The bracelet spreads out the message that colorectal cancer is avoidable, beatable and treatable.”
Released in 2004 to commemorate National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Buddy Bracelet advises those who use it to get evaluated for colorectal cancer. After the individual is evaluated, she or he offers the bracelet to a household buddy, member or coworker, handing down the effective message about talking with a healthcare expert about colorectal cancer. The bracelet then is moved from that individual to another individual and so on.
The bracelet’s style, “Wear it, share it, due to the fact that you care,” is a message that might conserve countless lives.
Individuals at typical threat for
colorectal cancer must get evaluated beginning at age 50. More youthful individuals can assist support the Buddy Bracelet effort by learning more about their households’ case histories, beginning a discussion about colorectal cancer with their healthcare specialists and advising enjoyed ones to get evaluated.