Protect Your Ass.

The Blue Hope Hard Hat Initiative is a Buffalo area effort targeting the real estate development and construction industry promoting awareness for colorectal health and promote screening rates of 80% by 2018.


During the month of March, participants will wear their branded Blue Hope Hard Hats on jobsites around Buffalo and make use of new toolbox talks covering colorectal health and screening at jobsite meetings.  The Hard Hats will feature the Blue Hope Star and the hashtag #protectyourass.  We hope to spark conversation and levity around a serious topic to reduce the stigma and encourage more people to get tested.  Participating companies will be provided with the 80% by 2018 pledge and resources to promote cancer screen friendly workplace policies.

Important Statistics

Colorectal cancer is the third most common type of cancer in men and women in the United States. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States yet, it is one of the most preventable with proper screening.  Only 65% of Americans 50-75 are up to date with screening.  Regular screening can reduce the number of people who die from this disease by 30%.

Support the Initiative

Please consider making a commitment to purchase these Blue Hope Hard Hats for yourself and for your team.  The hard hats will be provided at cost with an estimated $10/hat price.  The more these are seen on our local jobsites the more we can raise awareness.

Information and statistics from American Cancer Society and 80% by 2018 Communications Guidebook

Sign Up

  • Company or name you want to appear under "Participants"
  • or # of hard hats requested


80% By 2018:

Let’s Get 80% Screened for Colorectal Cancer by 2018 Source: National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable & American Cancer Society

Screening Methods:

The Best Test is the One That Gets Done” Source: Colon Cancer Alliance

Blue Hope Financial Assistance:

Financial Aid for Screening Test or Treatment Expenses Source: Colon Cancer Alliance

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