Blue Beads is a national colorectal cancer awareness campaign for our families across Indian Country. Our team invites Native people of all ages to join us by wearing blue beads or clothing, and sharing photos on social media using the hashtag #BlueBeads to raise awareness of CRC screening. Colon cancer disproportionately affects our communities and is the second leading cause of cancer death.
Blue Beads Day aims to educate people about the importance of early detection and remind men and women to stay up to date on their cancer screenings. Finding and removing polyps before they turn into cancer may help save your life. Because this national campaign happens on a digital platform, community members can participate from anywhere!