In The News
GE Invests in Colon Cancer Capsule Co Check-Cap
More Evidence for Oxaliplatin as Colon Cancer Chemotherapy
New Phase II Study Uses Drug Combination for CRC Patients with Liver Metastases
The CCA Goes International
We are excited to announce that the CCA has joined forces with our European counterpart, EuropaColon, to create the Global Colon Cancer Alliance (GCCA). The GCCA will provide an international platform for existing colon cancer organizations and new advocacy groups. Together, we will be able to unite people from all corners of the world in the fight against colon cancer and effectively increase awareness and survivorship of this disease. Read the full press release.
Time to Talk about CRC
By: Jasmine Greenamyer, MPH
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and a great opportunity to openly discuss the disease and learn how we can prevent it. Understanding risk factors, symptoms, and screening options will not only help in avoiding the disease, but could mean the difference between life and death. Read the full article here.
DDNC Public Policy Forum
The 22nd Annual 2012 Digestive Disease National Coalition Public Policy Forum (PPF), will be held on Sunday and Monday March, 4-5th in Washington. Join patients, healthcare providers, industry representatives and lawmakers for two days of educational programs, legislative updates and advocacy training.For more information or to register, visit www.ddnc.org.
Trace Adkins and Exile Performing to Fight CRC
If you love country music, why not plan a trip down to Nashville to see iconic country/pop band Exile with special guest Trace Adkins on March 6? Our 4th annual Stars Go Blue benefit concert promises to be one of the best ever with proceeds benefiting the Blue Note Fund to help colon cancer patients in need.
Buy your tickets here.
CCA Volunteer to Be Featured on Dr. Oz
Be sure to check out the Dr. Oz Show this Thursday, February 16 to see our own Voices volunteer, Vanessa Ghigliotty. Vanessa will be one of several female cancer survivors talking about often ignored cancer symptoms and warning signs.
Please check your local listings and tune into the show, 4 Body Pains That Could Mean Cancer this Thursday.
March is CRC Awareness Month! Get Your Gear
We want to see you in blue next month! Don’t forget to place your order for your blue gear by this Wednesday, February 15th! Use code 10BLUE to save 10% off your entire order. Check out our tees, tops, hats, bracelets, printed materials and more. Shop BLUE now!
And don't forget that March 2nd is Dress in Blue Day. Find out how you can get involved. It's not too late!
The CCA Welcomes New Team Member
We are excited to announce that Nicole Sheahan has recently joined the CCA as Corporate Outreach and Fundraising Director. "I'm thrilled to join the Colon Cancer Alliance family. By building partnerships with individuals and corporations, we can further our mission of providing support and saving lives," shared Nicole.
Want to learn how you or your company can make a difference? Contact Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. Welcome to the team, Nicole!
Turn the White House Blue
Let’s get America talking about colon cancer! With National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month right around the corner, it's the perfect time. Sign the petition to turn the White House blue. We need 25,000 signatures by March 14th. Together, we can shine a light on colon cancer, encourage people to be screened and save lives.
Spread the word and sign now!
Unite to Crush Colon Cancer
Join us and Chris 4 Life Colon Cancer Foundation on March 28th in Washington, DC at this unifying rally and reception for patients, healthcare providers, advocacy groups, corporations and government to raise awareness for colon cancer advocacy and screening. Find out more.
February 15 - Last day to save 10% in the CCA Store with code 10BLUE
March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1 - Registration opens for the 2012 CCA National Conference
March 2 - Dress in Blue Day
March 3 - Sacramento Undy 5000
March 6 - Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer Concert
March 7 - Live Tele-Chat
March 10 - San Diego Undy 5000
March 28 - Unite to Crush Colon Cancer Rally
March 31 - St. Louis Undy 5000