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Rideout Cancer Center Gets Blued to Knock Out Colon Cancer

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Marysville, February 26, 2014, Rideout Cancer Center, In Partnership with UC Davis One in 20 people will be diagnosed with colon cancer. It's a scary statistic and it's one of the reasons whyRideout Cancer Center is hosting a Dress In Blue Day event on Friday, March 7th, 2014 from 10am to 2pm to help 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 is free of charge and will feature a "Strollin Colon" provided by a Sanofi Aventis Drug Representative. Educational materials and kits for testing for colorectal cancer will be provided. A Covered California Representative will be available to answer questions from the community during the event. Rideout Cancer Center staff will wear blue to bring awareness to Colon Cancer.

"If you are over 50, African-American, and/or have a family history of colon cancer, you are at a higher risk of developing the disease. The good news is that there is much you can do to prevent and/or treat the disease," said Lorna Yatman, RN. "We invite you to learn more about Colon Cancer and the opportunity to sign up for health insurance." The Colorectal screening kits will be available from March 7th through March 14th. We are located at 618 5th Street in Marysville, CA. You can call us at 749-4270, ext. 1603 for more information.

NationalDress 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.

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About The Rideout Cancer Center, In Partnership with UC Davis Health System

The Cancer Center provides a broad range of hematology, oncology and radiation therapy - provided by fellowship-trained physicians, oncology-certified nurses and other cancer treatment specialists. Its strong ties with UC Davis Health System offers access to clinical trials of the latest advancements in cancer treatment. Beyond providing medical treatment, the Cancer Center extends care in an environment devoted to supporting the emotional well-being of its patients and families - the center gives patients and their families a place for treatment that is pleasant and comfortable.

About Rideout Health

Rideout Health is the independent, non-profit, community-based healthcare organization that operates Rideout Memorial Hospital, Fremont Medical Center, Rideout Cancer Center and other medical facilities around the Yuba-Sutter region. It also is the area's largest non-government employer. In fulfillment of its mission to provide quality healthcare to everyone, regardless of financial circumstance, in 2012 the organization provided nearly $50 million in unreimbursed or free medical care to uninsured or under-insured patients.