Happy Thanksgiving from the CCA
We want to thank our amazing CCA family for all of your support this year. We are immensely grateful to all of our patients, volunteers, supporters, caregivers, survivors, advocates, families and friends! From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Website Features New Screening Test Information
Moving into 2013,
we’re focusing all our efforts on getting the word out that screening saves lives.
As part of this resolution, we’ve revamped the screening methods
section of our website. We’ve created these new pages to be a powerful
resource for understanding the basics of colon cancer screening, how each
method works and which test is right for you, including tips and tricks from the experts and personal stories. Check out all of the new
information we dug up and learn how you can take the first steps to reduce your
chances of colon cancer!
Have a colon cancer
screening story you’d like to share? Let
New Colonoscopy App Available
Have friends who are still dragging their feet and refusing to get that
colonoscopy? No more excuses! The CCA has worked with Ferring
Pharmaceuticals to create a new free app that explains what to expect
before, during and after the exam and why this life-saving test is so
important. Download Colonoscopy Guide: What to Expect today to use these helpful, interactive tools, including a prep planner and prep rating tool. This app is
available exclusively through the iTunes store.
Check out the new app now.
Take a Stand Against Cancer This Holiday Season
As the holidays draw
near, we thank all of our friends, partners and advocates for your support over
the past year. With your partnership, the Colon Cancer Alliance programs and
services have grown to new heights! Please
consider making a tax-deductible donation to provide hope and support to patients and their families while
saving lives through screening, access, awareness and research.
a gift today.
H.R. 4120: Thank You For Your Support
Thank you to everyone who has taken action on H.R. 4120, the “Removing
Barriers to Colon Cancer Screening Act.” This bill would ensure that all colon cancer screening tests are covered by Medicare. With your support, we've had more than
1,100 advocates sign on to this alert and 45 cosponsors agree to back this bill.
Interested in becoming an advocate? Check out the advocacy section of our website.
November 13 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Social Issues & Living Through the Holidays
November 16 - CCA's Candace Henley on Steve Harvey Show
Don't miss Candace on November 16 on the Steve Harvey Show as she shares her experiences as a stage IV survivor. Check your local listings for show times.
November 17 - Phoenix Undy 5000 5K
November 27 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Giving Back
Decmeber 11 - Stage IV-Um Chat: Finding Calm in the Chaos of the Season and Life
January - National Dress in Blue Day Resources and Materials Launch
February 2 - South Florida Undy 5000 5K
February 9 - Tampa Undy 5000 5K