What Are You Thankful For?
through challenging times, we can each find something to be thankful for. We’re incredibly grateful for the support of our community during the
holiday. Tell us on Facebook: What are you thankful
New CDC Report: Screening Rates May Be Leveling Off
The recent report that colon cancer screening rates may be leveling off is making its way across the Internet. We sat down with Stephanie Guiffre, Strategic Alliance and Initiatives Director for the Colon Cancer Alliance and one of the founders of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, to get her take on the issue. Read her response.
Stage IV Warrior Breaks Down Biomarkers
"The most exciting thing about biomarkers is that they are giving those of us living with long-term, chronic cancer hope."
The application period is officially closed for our inaugural
Hope Research Award! This year, we’re honing in on biomarkers. Still
a little fuzzy on your biomarker knowledge? Learn how these genetic indicators are bringing hope to Michelle and her family.
Screen This Too! Wrap Up - Thank You!
The votes are in! Congrats Regina Savage Lassabe, the winner of our Screen This Too photo contest, and thank you to everyone who participated in the campaign this month. It's been a blast seeing people connect share the message. Looking forward to carrying that energy into Colon Cancer Awareness Month next March!
Welcome New Board Member, Johanna Bendell
“I’m excited to join this influential organization whose
purpose is to improve the lives of patients and increase
public awareness of this difficult disease, so that we might find a way to
eventually eradicate it.”
We’re thrilled to welcome such a knowledgeable and dynamic
member to the Colon Cancer Alliance family! Learn more about
Is Your State a Blue Star State?
We want to see all 50 states recognize March as National
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in 2014! That’s why we’ve joined forces with Fight Colorectal Cancer and put
together a step-by-step guide, sample proclamation and easy-to-use
resources. Turn your state blue – join
Pencil Us In on #GivingTuesday
you’ve recovered from your Thanksgiving indulgences and Black Friday shopping,
join us on December 3rd for a national day of giving on #GivingTuesday. Support
the Colon Cancer Alliance and share the love with hashtag #GivingTuesday and
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 Valerie Freeman, a three-time cancer caregiver and one of the most
passionate, devoted and selfless people we know.
“I want to be the difference between a life and a life that
survives and thrives. Sometimes the communication is difficult between us;
sometimes he is sick of being sick and doesn't want to be a burden. But I
assure him he is not alone; we are in this for the long haul and I will fight
alongside every step of the way.” Read Valerie’s story.
Daily - Meet us in the My CCA Support chat room at noon for our Daily Web Chat
November 16 - Phoenix Undy 5000 5K
November 19 - My CCA Support Holiday Fellowship Chats
November 26 - My CCA Support Friendship & Support Chat
November 28 - Happy Thanksgiving!
December 3 - My CCA Support Holiday Fellowship Chat
December 10 - My CCA Support Friendship & Support Chat
December 13 - Reason to Party's Winter Gala, San Francisco, CA
December 17 - My CCA Support Holiday Fellowship Chat
December 23 - January 1 - Helpline Closed for the Holidays
January 2014 - National Dress in Blue Day 2014 Launch
February 8 - Tampa Undy 5000 5K