Early Bird Discount
About To Expire for our National Patient Conference!
bird registration discount for our National
Conference ends on September 23rd. Past attendees will tell
you that this isn’t just a conference – it’s a chance to learn, take a breath,
gather strength and get ready to take on the world. Our 10th
National Conference, Empower You. Impact Your Community, will give
you the tools you need to make a difference and be unstoppable! Don’t just take
our word for it – check out what
others are saying on My CCA Support!
Join us October 11-12 in Miami for a weekend of learning and
friendship. Learn more
or register now.
Colon Cancer Research Takes Center Stage
We’ve made research one of our top priorities this
year, and we’re excited to hit the ground running this fall with two exciting opportunities.
First, we’ll be visiting Capitol Hill to urge Congress to make medical research
a national priority as part of the Rally
for Medical Research. Secondly, we’re making CCA history through a
partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research to fund our first
one-year fellowship to further biomarker
research in colon cancer. More info to come! Read more about our research
During Pink-Tober, Help Us Promote “Screen This Too!”
Many women know they need to get a regular mammogram.
But too few realize they also need to take charge of their colon health. Colon cancer screening
tests save lives – just like breast exams and mammograms. That’s why we are
launching our next Screen This Too!
campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October! Check out our colon cancer awareness gear
and get your very own Screen This Too t-shirt! Be part of
the movement and spread the word!
Spotlight: Workplace Giving
Billions of dollars are donated to charities each year through workplace giving campaigns. You can make a big impact through a payroll deduction, and then double the donation by having the gift matched by your employer. Help fulfill the CCA's mission by participating in a workplace giving campaign today! Learn more.
Honor Your Loved Ones
Who Have Passed
Our National Conference is not only a time for
inspirational learning and friendship, but also a time to remember those we’ve
lost. As a way to honor them, we are creating an 'In Memoriam' display. If you have
someone you’d like to include, please send their name and the year they passed
to Nancy Butterfield at firstname.lastname@example.org
by September 15th.
Be A Pillar of Strength - Become a Buddy!
know that being diagnosed with colon cancer can be overwhelming and
frightening. Sometimes being able to talk to someone who has already walked
that road can be a life-changing experience. By becoming a CCA Buddy, you
can help a newly diagnosed patient or caregiver by sharing your experience and
being an understanding ear.
Learn more and submit
your application here.
Hero of the Month
Our Hero of the Month features inspiring individuals who are going above and beyond in the fight against colon cancer. This month we’re
honoring Dan Foster, a 17-year stage IV colon cancer survivor and CCA Buddy
who’s been all over New York (and the country!) giving hope and heart to others
who’ve been in his shoes.
all the volunteering I’ve done, I can't tell you all the amazing people I have
met, from celebrities to news broadcasters to doctors and other patients. I’ve
raised more than $150,000 for various groups … but I like to say I’ve raised
more than one million dollars in hope. And I consider myself the luckiest
person on earth because I’ve won the lotto of life.” – Dan Foster
Read Dan's story.
September 10 - Stage IV-UM Chat
September 14 - Philadelphia Undy 5000 5K
September 21 - Piedmont Triad Undy 5000 5K
September 23 - National Conference Early Bird Registration Closes
September 24 - Stage IV-UM Chat
September 28 - Washington, DC Undy 5000 5K
October 1 - Screen This Too Campaign Lauch
October 8 - Stage IV-UM Chat
October 8 - Under 50 Chat
October 11-12 - CCA National Conference in Miami, FL
October 12 - Cincinnati Undy 5000 5K
October 19 - Peoria Undy 5000 5K
October 22 - Stage IV-UM Chat
October 22 - Under 50 Chat
October 26 - Dallas Undy 5000 5K