Colorectal Cancer Awareness to be emphasized in March

Ashley Pedro, center, was present for the proclamation signing with Mayor Jim Jarecki, right, and City Administrator Andrew Devine, left.
March will be Colorectal Cancer Awareness (CRC) Month in Albion.
Mayor Jim Jarecki signed a proclamation at the Feb. 14 council meeting to designate the month and to emphasize the importance of colorectal screenings.
Albion resident Ashley Pedro was on hand for the signing and to urge all area residents to get their screenings for colorectal cancer.
Local businesses and residents are asked to “Go Blue” and participate in #BllueForCRC. This is a simple effort to shine blue lights during the week of March 3-12, or throughout March, to wear blue clothing, use the #Bluefor CFC hashtag on social media, and to educate others about the importance of colorectal screening.
Ashley knows the importance of the screenings and the battle against CRC. She was first diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2021, had several rounds of surgeries and chemotherapy, and now is being treated again for Stage 4 cancer.
“My goal is to get as many people and businesses to participate in #BlueForCRC as I can,” she said.
Complete story in the Feb. 22 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune, print and e-editions.