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Memorial Hospital Employees Celebrate
National Dress In Blue Day (and wear a crazy tie)
To Promote Colon Cancer Awareness

March is designated National Colon Cancer Awareness Month with Friday, March 7 set aside for National Dress In Blue Day. Memorial Hospital employees dressed in blue and sported crazy neckties to promote awareness about colon cancer. The event honored the memory and legacy of Stephen Becker, MD, a highly regarded area physician who passed away July 6, 2009 after a courageous two-year battle with colon cancer. Dr. Becker's wife, Kathie Becker, generously provided a table of colon cancer awareness information including pins, bracelets, balloons and bowls filled with Dr. Becker's favorite chocolate, mini Kit Kat bars. Pictured, from left, Patty Dawsey, Cindy Spencer, Nissa Ott, Jon Kingsley, Kathie Becker, Mary Cook, Gary Engler, Bill Rohrbach, John Schoonover and Gary A. Baker. The inset photos feature the late Stephen Becker, MD sporting unique ties that he was well-known for wearing. For information about colon cancer, log on to or Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Colon cancer often has no symptoms. "I encourage everyone to get screened for colon cancer," Kathie said. "It could save your life."

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Press Release
March 7, 2014
Contact: Jeff Russell 268-2444