Colleen Schiedel, Registered Nurse, attended the Avon Village board meeting Monday night to brief the board on what will be Avon’s 2nd annual Main Street Goes Blue.
“I’m coming in the month of October because it’s breast cancer awareness month, and everyone is wearing pink; you see pink everywhere. We want to create that same atmosphere in the month of March for Colon Cancer Awareness,” said Schiedel.
Last year, the Village of Avon had all windows decorated in blue with stars, balloons, ribbons, and more.
“Some villages are more active than others,” said Schiedel.
The Department of Health encourages all villages in Livingston County to participate to help the Colon Cancer Awareness campaign. No fundraising is required to participate; the only request is to decorate those villages in blue.
“The visibility of the sign in the park worked out well last year,” said Mayor Tom Freeman.
The Department of Health is looking for a volunteer to attend brief informational meetings regarding Main Street Goes Blue, and receive distributed materials. The volunteer would then help organize, instruct, and encourage the participation of local businesses.
“Our campaign did very well last year, and we need to work hard to raise awareness,” said Schiedel. “More people die from colon cancer than breast cancer.”