In The News
Cancer Care Costs Higher in U.S. Than Europe, But Survival Longer
Colon Screening More Likely When Patients Pick Test
Sanofi's Zaltrap Drug Gets FDA Fast-Track Review In Colon Cancer
Poor Colonoscopy Prep Hides Pre-cancerous Polyps
CCA in Fortune Magazine
We were thrilled to be included in the Most Admired Companies issue of Fortune Magazine published March 19th. Look for us in the Nation's Top Charities section of the issue!
Stars Go Blue a Toe-Tapping Hit
Our 4th Annual Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer benefit concert featuring Exile and Trace Adkins was a great success! Visit our website to read about the night of stars, view photos from the event and learn how you can get involved in 2013.
Patients, health-care providers, advocacy groups and members of Congress met in DC on the Capitol grounds to raise awareness for colon cancer advocacy and screening at the Unite2Crush Colon Cancer Rally on March 28th.
We'd like to thank everyone who made the event a success, including our partner, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation and sponsors: Colontown, Fight Colorectal Cancer, MITA, Genentech, BIO, UPMC Cancer Centers, Georgetown University Hospital, Get Your Rear in Gear, Colon Cancer Coalition, and Capital Digestive Care.
Tell Us Your Story
Have you had to postpone or pursue alternate courses of treatment for your cancer? If you've been affected by the national drug shortage, we want to hear from you. Please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You for an Amazing March!
We are inspired by all who banded together to make March the record-breaking success that it was. Thank you for spreading colon cancer awareness in your communities as well as participating in our events and online initiatives last month, including our White House petition. Although we didn't reach our goal of 25,000 signatures to turn the White House blue, we're hopeful that we got their attention. We'll keep you posted!
And remember, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month may be over, but the fight certainly isn't. Be sure to check our Blue Star calendar frequently to find out what's going on near you. You can also support awareness, prevention and research year-round by making a donation to the CCA today. Thanks again!
Be a Star: CCA Celebrity Auction Now Live
Want to rock the latest in designer fashion? How about score VIP tickets to a nationally televised show? Our Celebrity Auction includes super cool items generously donated from A-list celebrities including fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo, recording artist Taylor Swift and political satirist and television host, Jon Stewart.
Online auction closes on Monday, April 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Don't miss out. Bid now.
Save Your Seat at the 2012 National Conference
The National Conference is coming to Baltimore this July and will bring together patients, survivors, healthcare professionals, advocates, and other members of the colorectal cancer community. 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.
CME credits available! This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This activity has also been approved to offer certified nursing contact hours.
Registration is open! Visit our website for more information.
Want Answers to Tough Questions?
At the CCA, we work hard to educate everyone about colon cancer, screening and cancer-related issues through innovative educational events and partnerships. Did you know that many of these are archived so you can watch or listen any time? Be sure to visit our online library to check out our previous Tele-Chats, webinars and more.
And, if you missed last month's Colorectal Cancer/Digestive Health Awareness Webcast in partnership with CBS HealthWatch, you can still watch the replay online. The event included a panel of ASCRS medical experts and was moderated by Dr. Travis Stork of “The Doctors.” We also urge you to watch this presentation of a colonoscopy procedure with extensive question and answer session presented by Swedish Medical Center and featuring CCA volunteer Anita Mitchell.
Tell Us about Your 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 email@example.com. We'll be sure to add it to our Flickr page. Also, don't forget to mail in your fundraising forms!
Although national Dress in Blue Day was last month, you can host your own Dress in Blue Day event any time of year. Visit our website for ideas, resources and customizable flyers.
Have You Had Breakthrough Pain?
If you have ever experienced brief, sudden and intense bursts of pain because of your cancer, we want to hear about your experiences. The CCA is partnering with other leading cancer advocacy groups on the Breaking Through survey to understand breakthrough cancer pain and its impact on your lives. Sponsored by Archimedes Pharma, this confidential survey will be open until end of April. Please don't delay. Take the survey now.
April 28 - Buffalo Undy 5000
May 3 - Tele-Chat - Mind-Body Medicine: Techniques to Calm the Mind and Heal the Body
May 17 - Fiesta Azul in Washington, DC
June 15 - Early bird registration closes for the CCA National Conference
June 23- Denver Undy 5000
June 30 - Seattle/Tacoma Undy 5000
July 20-21 - CCA National Conference
July 28 - Jersey Shore Undy 5000