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Support to Quit Distracted Driving Awareness Month Raising the Grade Colorectal Cancer
Support to Quit Free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products will be available to Kentuckians who call Quit Now Kentucky beginning April 27 through May 10, the Kentucky Department for Public Health announced today. Callers must enroll in the cessation program with a trained coach and be qualified as medically-eligible to receive the free medication.
Distracted Driving Awareness Month With ever increasing demands on our personal and professional time in today’s busy society, learning to juggle multiple tasks at once is something we all face daily.  As a result, a new traffic safety epidemic has emerged on America’s roadways that demand immediate attention: distracted driving.
Raising the Grade What does the data reveal about America’s health? The U.S. doesn’t have the top health care system – we have a great “sick care” system. We have great doctors, state-of-the-art hospitals and we’re leaders in advanced procedures and pharmaceuticals.
Colorectal Cancer Free Colorectal Screenings will soon be offered to those who qualify. If you’re 50+ talk to your physician about screening!

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The Kentucky Cancer Program (KCP), working with District Cancer Councils, is launching our annual statewide public awareness campaign about colon cancer, the second leading cause of cancer deaths in Kentucky.  March is National Colon Cancer Awareness Month and plans are underway to turn KY towns blue in observance of Dress in Blue Day on Friday, March 6th and throughout the month of March.

Crit Luallen, Lieutenant Governor and colon cancer survivor, will serve as the Dress in Blue Day Chair for Kentucky.

We are asking businesses, churches, schools and many other local organizations to join this effort. All materials are free, while supplies last, and may be obtained by contacting your local KCP office.

Following are some of the many ways you may choose to participate:

▪ Encourage staff to wear blue on March 6th or a special event during March ▪ Designate March 6th (or the date of your special event) as a casual dress day, if staff wears blue ▪ Hang posters and flyers (samples enclosed) ▪ Distribute screening messages to employees and/or clients (sample enclosed) ▪ Hang a blue ribbon on your door/window ▪ Download the screening materials from our web site: and post them on your web site or email them to staff/clients ▪ Request a presentation about colon cancer screening

I encourage you to join cancer prevention and control partners across the state in finding opportunities to distribute these materials and show your support. If we all work together, we can reduce the nearly 900 colon cancer deaths that occur in Kentucky each year.

Become a Blue Star Champion and tell us about your efforts to promote this program.  Send us photos of your special events and tell us what you did.

For more information about this program and any other cancer or survivor services, please call and we will be pleased to assist you.


Trina Winter MPH

Cancer Control Specialist

Kentucky Cancer Program

Buffalo Trace and Gateway Districts

phone: (606)301-9234


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