Milestones: New CRC Drugs Offer Hope for Stage IV Patients
The recent FDA approval of Stivarga (regorafenib)
(ziv-aflibercept) marks a milestone in the treatment of colon cancer. After
waiting more than six years for something new, we have seen not one, but two
colon cancer-fighting drugs emerge within the past two months. This is, without
a doubt, a great victory for the colon cancer community.
What is even more exciting is that these recent approvals
are evidence that colon cancer research is heading in the right direction. Read
Think Pink, Go Blue this October
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While you are
thinking pink, don't forget to go blue! Like mammograms, regular colon cancer
screenings save lives. Join us in encouraging those we love to remember
another important part of their body this month. Share this “cheeky” reminder and let your friends know to tell their doctors,
“Screen this too!”
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Survivor Turns Tragedy Into Hope with New Book to Benefit CCA
Author/speaker Michael King was shocked when
he was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2008. As his life turned into a whirlwind
of doctor’s visits and surgeries, Michael used writing to turn
tragedy into knowledge and hope. Michael is donating
a portion of the proceeds from A
Thousand Sleepless Nights to the CCA. His publishing
company, Charisma House Book Group, has become a supporter of the CCA as well. Thank you to Michael and Charisma for this unique partnership to raise funds and awareness!
Read Michael’s story and pre-order A Thousand Sleepless
Nashville Fights Colon Cancer
Nashville is the birthplace of our Blue Note Fund, a unique program co-created by Grammy-nominated artist/producer and CCA Board Member Charlie Kelley. This financial aid program gives one-time grants to colon cancer patients in need and has been graciously embraced and supported by the Nashville community, friends, fans and country artists.
Our new Blue Note Fund video, taken at last year’s Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert, highlights how your donations are bringing hope and making a difference in the lives of those who need it most.
Please consider supporting the Blue Note Fund by donating directly, registering for the Nashville Undy 5000, or purchasing Charlie Kelley’s hit single “Less of an Ass.”
Thank you to country star Wade Hayes as well, who is supporting the fight against colon cancer by donating the proceeds from his new song “Is It Already Time” to the CCA.
Advocacy Alert: Support H.R. 4120
Commit to making colon cancer screening a national
priority by ensuring no colonoscopy
is excluded from ACA Medicare coverage this fall. We’ve made
it easy for you to contact your
representatives and ask them to support H.R. 4120, the
“Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012."
October 13 - Cincinnati Undy 5000
October 16 - Blue Note Fund Online Application Debut
October 20 - Nashville Undy 5000
October 20 - Peoria Undy 5000
October 23 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Healing Activities
October 27 - Dallas Undy 5000
October 30 - Chicago Town Hall Meeting on the Multidisciplinary Management of CRC
November 3 - Atlanta Undy 5000
November 13 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Social Issues & Living Through the Holidays
November 17 - Phoenix Undy 5000
November 27 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Giving Back