Employees dress in blue for Colon Cancer Awareness
Radiation Therapy supervisor Tonya Rittenberry; Freda Thompson, R.N., Education; Cancer Registry coordinator Donna Schmidt; Sherry Jones, Education department secretary; and nurse navigator Terri Walters, R.N., pose with the ‘Blue Plate’ special Baptist Health Paducah’s cafeteria offered on National Dress in Blue Day on March 1. The events kicked off National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the nation and the state. The mortality rate in Kentucky is among the highest, claiming the lives of approximately 900 people each year.