Top 13 Holiday Tips for Patients & Caregivers
can be a tough time of the year when you have cancer. That’s why our Patient
Support Team has put together their Top
13 Holiday Tips. Need a little extra support this December? Call our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030 or connect with others through our Holiday Fellowship Chats.
There's More Work to Do - You're Never Too Young
This year, more than 15,000 people under age 50 will be
diagnosed with colon cancer. That’s 15,000 people with weddings, children and
careers ahead of them. People who won’t see it coming. People like me.
And the scariest thing: colon cancer is on the rise in
this age group.
why I’m asking you to support the Colon Cancer Alliance. Through their Never
Too Young campaign, research agenda and a forthcoming medical journal article,
they’re doing a critical service – putting colon cancer on the map for young
adults. And once the world knows young people get colon cancer, we can start to
squash these staggering trends. - Diana W.
Help us knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. Make a tax-deductible donation today.
We Want to Know...
The Undy 5000 has a
stellar following of dedicated participants – and we want to make this event even
better next year. Take our 5-minute survey and
help us make an even bigger impact!
out our newest Undy 5000 video
and see what this event is all about! Special
thanks to PhRMA for donating their time and resources to create this video.
Online Store + Discounts = HOLIDAY GIFTS!
Stop by our online store and cause partnerships page for last-minute gifts and stocking stuffers. Check out our new sale section! A portion of every purchase will go directly to our mission. Shop now.
LIMITED TIME: Check out the new colon cancer merch from ThreadStart. There are literally 72 styles for men, women & children to choose from. Bonus: $8 for every item supports our mission. Get your holiday goods now.
Is Your State a Blue Star State?
We want to see all 50 states recognize March as National
Colon 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
Save the Date: Quaterly Volunteer Meeting
first quarterly volunteer meeting of 2014 will be on Thursday, January 9th
12:00 p.m. ET. Join us to learn about exciting volunteer opportunities; share
ideas for March awareness activities and kick-off our new Community
Outreach Toolkit. All are welcome. Call in: 1 (888) 537-7715, Code: 28943735#
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 Penny Paul,
a Community Health Education
Specialist in Great Falls, Montana, whose passion and dedication to saving
lives and creating change is truly contagious. (The polyp suit says it all,
“Wellness is not what we do to people, but what we do for them." Read Penny's story.
Daily - Meet us in the My CCA Support chat room at noon for our Daily Web 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
January 9 - Quarterly Volunteer Meeting: 1 (888) 537-7715, Code: 28943735#
February 8 - Tampa Undy 5000 5K
March - National Colon Cancer Awareness Month - More info coming soon!