In The News
New Colon Cancer Screening Guidelines Focus on Individual Risk
Baseline Glucose Levels in Older Women May Be Linked to Colorectal Cancer Risk
House Bill Would Require CMS to Cover Virtual Colonoscopies for Colon Cancer Screenings
Omega-3 Consumption Linked to Lower Incidence of Colon Polyps in Women
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Turn the White House Blue
Let’s get America talking about colon cancer! Sign the petition to turn the White House blue. Together, we can shine a light on colon cancer, encourage people to be screened and save lives.
Hurry! Petition closes tomorrow. Spread the word and sign now!
Blue: A Short Film
The artistic vision of recent film-school graduates, this short film tells the poignant story of a college girl coming to terms with her father's cancer when he comes to help her paint her room the color she's always wanted: blue. These students hope that it provides hope and comfort to those whose lives have been affected by cancer. Watch the video and learn more.
National CRC Awareness Month Has Arrived
We've been busy this month at the CCA! We rang in National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at NASDAQ, celebrated an amazing Dress in Blue Day, put on a sold-out Stars Go Blue concert, hosted a live Tele-Chat and stripped down for two Undy 5000 races already. Thank you to everyone who helped make these events such a success!
But, we're not done yet. With half the month still ahead, we have more coming up. It's not too late to get involved. Check out our Blue Star Calendar to find an event near you.
Want something cool to add to your website or Facebook page this month? Check out this neat infographic.
CBS and CCA Partner for Live Webcast
In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, CBS HealthWatch™, in partnership with Ethicon Endo-Surgery (EES), the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) and the Colon Cancer Alliance, is proud to present this live, interactive webcast on Wednesday, March 28th. The event will include a panel of ASCRS medical experts and will be moderated by Dr. Travis Stork of “The Doctors.”
Find out more and submit your questions here.
National Conference Registration Now Open
The 2012 National Conference is coming to Baltimore this year and will bring together patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, advocates, and other members of the colorectal cancer community to meet face-to-face. Discover how integrative therapies, new treatments, and the latest research are redefining CRC survivorship. We are especially excited to present a symposium dedicated to the recent upward trend of colorectal cancer diagnoses among those under the age of 50. A limited number of financial assistance stipends are available.
New this year: This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This activity has also been approved to offer certified nursing contact hours.
Visit our website for more information.
How Did You Celebrate Dress in Blue Day?
March 2nd marked another record-breaking national Dress in Blue Day. Drop us a line and tell us how you celebrated in your community. Send a brief description of your event and a photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be sure to add it to our Flickr page.
And, if you missed it on March 2nd, remember that you can host a Dress in Blue Day event throughout the month of March and even throughout the year. Visit our website for ideas, resources and customizable flyers.
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 members of Congress to raise awareness for colon cancer advocacy and screening. Find out more.
March - National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 14 - Last day to sign the White House petition
March 28 - Unite to Crush Colon Cancer Rally
March 28 - CBS HealthWatch Colorectal Cancer and Digestive Health Webcast
March 31 - St. Louis Undy 5000
April 4 - Tele-Chat (Information coming soon!)
April 28 - Buffalo Undy 5000