How Will You Make a Difference in 2013?
was an amazing year for our CCA community – and we couldn’t have done
it without YOU! We're proud to be in this fight with you, and we're looking forward to making an even bigger impact in 2013. We have some great things planned in the upcoming months, but we'd love to hear what your New Year's resolutions are! What would you like to see happen in terms of colon cancer awareness? Who would you like to see get screened?
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Get Ready for National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
A recent study showed that only 54% of Americans are meeting general screening guidelines. This may have exceeded the goal of 50%, but to us, 54% is unacceptable. This March, we're gearing up to reach every person with the message that screening saves lives. But we can't do it without your help.
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an event near you or shop our Blue Star awareness
What Lengths Would You Go to Raise Awareness?
Schwartz never considered himself a runner. In fact, he’ll admit
he downright doesn’t like to run. But after watching two dear friends lose
their battles to colon cancer, Craig decided he had to do something. That’s how, on November 18, 2012, Craig found
himself participating in the Philadelphia Marathon. Running
in memory of James Zitch and James Johnston, Craig raised nearly
$7,000 to support the CCA’s mission. Thank you and congratulations, Craig!
Why Will You Be Wearing Blue on March 1st?
It's here! 2013 National Dress
in Blue Day materials, tools and resources are now available! Check out our updated website to meet
our 2013 survivor spokespeople and start planning your awareness or fundraising
event today! New this year, you can
now create your own webpage and fundraise online! Join the millions who have been affected by colon
cancer by wearing blue and getting involved. Spread the word - tell your family
and friends to save the date – National Dress in Blue Day is Friday, March 1,
Tell us why you'll be wearing blue on Twitter with #DressinBlueDay or learn more at www.dressinblueday.com.
Buddy: Pat Febbraro
CCA Buddies are here to share their experiences and offer support through our peer-to-peer Buddy program.
As an ex-police officer, Pat Febbraro has been through
his fair share of scares, but none could compare to a cancer diagnosis. Now NED
(No Evidence of Disease), Pat supports other newly diagnosed patients and
caregivers through the CCA’s Buddy
Pat’s story and learn
more about getting involved as a Buddy today.
If you are in need of
support, whether as a patient or caregiver, please visit our website to be matched with a Buddy. Or call our Helpline at (877) 422-2030 M-F 9:30-4:30 ET. We are here to
January 8 – Stage IV-UM Chat: Setting
January 22 – Stage IV-UM Chat: Managing
January 22 – Spanish Language Chat with
Dr. Jose Mendoza-Silveiras
January 23 - Ask
Me Why I'm BLUE Volunteer Campaign Informational Meeting
Call-in information: (888) 537-7715 Code: 28943735#.
January 30 - Webinar: The Colon Cancer Community Unites: Key Information For Newly Diagnosed Patients
February 2 - South
Florida Undy 5000 5K
February 9 - Tampa
Undy 5000 5K
February 12 – Stage IV-UM Chat: Surviving
February 19 - Webinar: The Latest in Colorectal Cancer Research
February 26 – Stage IV-UM Chat: Patient
March – National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1 – National
Dress in Blue Day
March 2 – Sacramento
Undy 5000 5K
March 9 – San
Diego Undy 5000 5K
March 23 – St.
Louis Undy 5000 5K