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Press Release
For Immediate Release

Jennifer Moore, Director of Marketing & Public Relations
Putnam General Hospital
706-923-2028 or jmoore@putnamgeneral.com

Putnam General Hospital Goes Blue To Knock Out Colon Cancer
Employees spur education and action by participating in national awareness movement

Eatonton, GA - March 6, 2015 - One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. It's a scary statistic and it's one of the reasons why Putnam General Hospital, Navicent Health Partner recently held a companywide event where employees helped incite awareness of colon cancer, a disease that can be prevented through screening but is still the second leading cause of overall cancer deaths in the United States. The event took place in conjunction with the Colon Cancer Alliance's National Dress in Blue Day program activities commemorating March as Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

"We wanted to make a difference in the lives of our employees, our patients and our community. Our Dress in Blue Day event encouraged employees to talk to loved ones about colon cancer and the importance of being screened. By creating more awareness around this disease, we will save lives," said Jennifer Moore, Director of Marketing & Public Relations. "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.
For more information, visit www.dressinblueday.org.

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For questions about National Dress in Blue Day or using this sample press release, please contact the Colon Cancer Alliance at dressinblueday@ccalliance.org or (202) 628-0123.