Landmarks Lit in Blue in Every US State to Launch Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Landmarks Lit in Blue in Every US State to Launch Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
For the first time, landmarks in all 50 U.S. states were illuminated in blue on Sept. 3 to launch Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The Prostate Cancer Foundation's “Light It Blue” effort is aimed at heightening disease awareness, supporting patients, and encouraging action. More than 174,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, according to the foundation. U.S. residents are asked to continue to show support the initiative throughout September by installing blue bulbs in their homes and workplaces and then posting photos with the hashtag #LightItBlue on social media. People may also suggest a local landmark to be lit blue for the month by connecting with the foundation on Facebook, Instagram @prostatecancerfoundation, or Twitter @pcfnews. Blue is the official color for prostate awareness. “More than four million American men are living with prostate cancer today, and one in nine Caucasian men and one in six African-American men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime,” Jonathan W. Simons, MD, president and CEO of the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), said in a news release. “Although we have made considerable advances in pro
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