Who Will You Get Screened For?
We are extremely proud to partner with renowned actor and inspiring
colon cancer advocate Terrence Howard on this powerful new PSA for National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Our Helpline has already spoken with a man who used this PSA to ask his wife to get screened, telling her, "Don't make our son say this!"
This March is
the time to take action – who will you #getscreened4? Let us know, then take it a step further by sharing this message:
National CRC Awareness Month: We’re Just Getting
Are you as excited about this month as we are? It’s been a
full two weeks – and we’re not done yet! We rang in National Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month with NASDAQ and Times Square, we’re still receiving photos and emails from National Dress in Blue Day, and we stripped down for two Undy 5000
5K races. Thank you to everyone who helped make these events such a success
and put colon cancer in the national spotlight!
With half the month still ahead, we have more coming up.
Don’t miss out! Here are just a few suggestions:
- Ask Michelle Obama to wear the blue star
- Find an Undy 5000 race near you!
- Get your March bling, blue stars, bracelets and more!
- Watch CCA volunteer and ironwoman Teri Griege on Kathie Lee & Hoda on March 14th
- Make your voice heard! Join our multi-organizational Congressional Call-In on March 20th
- It's not too late to hold a local Dress in Blue Day event in your community
- Check out our Blue Star Calendar to find an event near you or post your event
Are You Looking for an Excuse to Shop?
We're always looking for an excuse to add a little extra blue to our outfits - that's why we love all the small businesses and individuals who are passionate about supporting colon cancer prevention, research and patient support. Check out our newest cause marketing partners and support our mission! Shop flip flops from Francesca’s Fancy Flops, cute vintage-inspired bags from Angela & Roi, Get Scoped! t-shirts from Jane Caricofe, delicately scented candles by Chayil Candles and specially designed CCA blue star t-shirts by Sheap Shirts.
Sheap Shirts are available only through March – get yours today! These fun t-shirts are a great way to break away from the herd and get a conversation started.
We Need Your Voice: Congressional Call-In
Our community recently celebrated a huge victory with private insurers closing the screening loophole. Be a part of getting Medicare to remove copays as well! Join this multi-organizational effort on Wednesday, March 20th for the United Behind a Cure
Congressional Call-In. Make your
voice heard with advocates from around the country. All it takes is one minute
on the phone. Tell your representative that you support a bill in Congress that would cut out copays for
screening colonoscopies when polyps are removed.
me! Add the Call-In to my calendar.
Hero of the Month
Our new Hero of the Month feature highlights inspiring individuals who are going above and beyond in the fight against colon cancer. This month's hero is not only a survivor with an amazing story, but also our top Dress in Blue Day fundraiser!
Kris Saim, also known as #TeamKris, has recently become quite the activist, rallying his community to join his fight with creative outreach and fun activities. His efforts are driven with so much passion and commitment, Kris has landed the spot as our #1 team and individual Dress in Blue Day fundraiser - and he intends to stay there!
We’re truly inspired by the way Kris has enhanced our mission and his own life and are thrilled to honor him as our March Hero of the Month. Read Kris's story.
March – National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
March 1 - 31 - Ask Michelle Obama to Wear the Blue Star Campaign
March 12 - Stage IV-um Chat: Grief & Survivor Guilt
March 14 - CCA Volunteer & Survivor Teri Griege featured on Katie Lee & Hoda
March 19 - Colon Cancer Awareness Day at the Jay Monahan Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
March 20 - 5th Annual Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert
March 20 - United Behind a Cure Congressional Call-In
March 22 - 2013 CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer Conference
March 23 – St. Louis Undy 5000 5K
March 26 - Stage IV-um Chat: Community Update - How Are You Doing on Treatments?
March 31 - National Dress in Blue Day Photo Contest Closes
March 31 - "Surviving Colon Cancer" Documentary Airing in Miami, Florida
April 1 - 2013 National Conference Registration Goes Live
April 9 - Stage IV-um Chat: Attitude...to be or not to be...positive
April 15 - National Dress in Blue Day Photo Contest Winners Announced
April 23 - Stage IV-um Chat: What's Working for You? What Has You Down?
April 27 - Buffalo Undy 5000 5K