As taken from the Colon Cancer Alliance website, the mission, vision and purpose of dressing in blue is this:
Raise awareness about colon cancer, celebrate survivors, and help patients in need during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by participating in the Dress in Blue program. We urge you to get out and get people talking about this disease. Colon cancer is often beatable when caught early, yet it is still the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Join the more than one million survivors, patients, caregivers, and others who have been affected by colon cancer by wearing blue and getting involved in the fight against this terrible disease.
Together, we can work toward a future free of colon cancer.
On March 2nd, I'll be waking up with my pump and heading to get disconnected.
Sadly, wearing blue will probably be the last thing on my mind that day. I'll be focusing on the bigger goals like brushing my teeth, washing the crust off my face and covering my greasy hair with a hat before walking out the door.
So if you wake up that morning and happen to have something blue in your closet, put it on. Someone might notice, you might start a conversation, you might make a connection and you might make a difference.