Raising Awareness About Colorectal Cancer In Underserved Communities
Founded by a single mother who was raising five children when she was diagnosed with colon cancer and lost her car and home during her fight against the disease, The Blue Hat Foundation is founded on unconditional support and compassion for people fighting colorectal cancer. Our mission is to provide education, information, and free screenings for colorectal cancer to minority and medically underserved communities. The Blue Hat Foundation started as a single event – “Blue Hat Bow Tie Sunday" – at one church in Chicago. The program is now in 15 churches and promotes “education through participation,” by asking the congregation to wear blue in honor of someone who is fighting or passed away from colorectal cancer. In addition to the Sunday events, The Blue Hat Foundation raises awareness about the disease’s signs, as well as shares stories of personal experience, through speeches, podcasts, articles and community partnerships.