If you were in downtown Rochester Monday night or early Tuesday, you might have noticed the iconic Mayo Clinic Plummer Building lit up in blue. Here's why the Rochester landmark was looking... blue.

As it turns out, one of Rochester's most historic building is joining other landmarks across Minnesota (as well as other states in the upper Midwest) in going blue in honor of March being Colorectal Awareness Month.

According to the Minnesota Colon Cancer Colation, Monday, March 9th, 2020, was the day many landmarks here in the Land of 10,000 Lakes donned shades of blue. In fact, 93 other buildings across Minnesota also went blue Monday night into Tuesday morning, including Target Field and the IDS Center in Minneapolis; the Enger Tower in Duluth, and Lincoln Plaza in St. Cloud.

Here in Rochester, the Plummer Building's blue hue was just one part of the activities as the Mayo campus in Rochester continues to highlight Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In past years, Mayo Clinic has sponsored a Colon Cancer Awareness and Education Event in the Gonda Building as well as hosting other activities planned across the campus during the rest of the week, as well.

The Minnesota Colon Cancer Coalition noted the goal of the week was to help spread awareness, noting that colon cancer is "the nation’s second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In addition to blue lights, many health care organizations are also engaging their employees and patients by wearing blue, sharing information and encouraging screening," the site said.

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