Project Hope educational event to take place in Bismarck and Mandan
The Bismarck Cancer Center’s Project HOPE will take place July 27-31. Project HOPE is a community wellness event designed by the Bismarck Cancer Center to educate businesses and their employees about healthy lifestyles, cancer prevention, and early detection. In addition, Project HOPE enables employees to give hope to cancer patients and their families affected by the disease.
“Project HOPE provides education for employees and empowers employees to give hope to cancer patients going through cancer journeys,” said Amy Gross, Executive Director. “Almost every person has been affected by cancer in some way.”
Participants receive wellness and prevention materials about a variety of cancers, and tips for talking with those who are battling cancer. Every day of the week, employees are encouraged to dress casually and/or wear the awareness colors of representing cancers diagnosed in North Dakota each year. On Friday, employees are encouraged to wear purple in support and recognition of cancer survivorship. Last year over 200 Bismarck/Mandan businesses participated and over 8000 employees received health and wellness information.
Monday, July 27: Head/Neck Cancer Awareness– cream/burgundy
Tuesday, July 28: Colorectal Cancer Awareness – blue
Wednesday, July 29: Lung Cancer Awareness – white
Thursday, July 30: Breast Cancer Awareness – pink
Friday, July 31: Cancer Survivorship – purple
Participating business employee donations are gifted to the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. All donations stay local and help make a meaningful difference by providing financial support for cancer patients in need, and support for programs that assist the whole person—body, mind, and spirit. The Bismarck Cancer Center provides radiation therapy to more than 800 patients per year. For more information or to register for project HOPE, go to www.bismarckcancercenter.com