In The News
Adjuvant Chemo Provides No Benefit in Stage II Colon Cancer
70 Genetic Mutations Lead to Colon Cancer, Study Says
Stool Test Good for Catching Colon Cancer
Racing for Ron
On July 31st, Amelia DeCesare competed in the Crabman Sprint Triathlon in honor of her brother-in-law, Ron Amore, who was diagnosed in November 2010 with stage III colon cancer at the young age of 27. Through donations from 75 contributors, they raised more than $3,200 to help support the CCA programs that have helped Ron. He has now finished chemotherapy and is currently cancer free! Read more about this fundraiser on our website.
CCA Attains BBB Charity Accreditation
We are proud to announce that the CCA has attained the Charity Accreditation Seal from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance. “We are thrilled to have been recognized by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance,” said CEO, Andrew Spiegel. “The Charity Seal demonstrates our commitment to excellence and assures the public that their donations to CCA programs are being handled responsibly.” The CCA met all 20 of the BBB standards for Charity Accountability, which were developed to assist the public in making sound giving decisions and to foster public confidence in charitable organizations. Read the press release on our website.
Tele-Chats Now Available in CCA Library
Have you ever missed one of our monthly Tele-Chats? Great news! We are now archiving Tele-Chats on our website. You can listen online to a Tele-Chat podcast in the CCA Library. Tele-Chat podcasts will be available the Monday following the chat. Check out the April, May, and August 2011 podcasts by visiting the Tele-Chat section of the CCA Library.
Free Resources for Cancer Patients
A cancer diagnosis can be extremely overwhelming and financially stressful. There are many free online sources for information as well as resources to help you or your loved one, including the CCA’s website. The CCA has a resource section with a page for the newly diagnosed as well as listings of useful books, helpful websites, and other free tools to help you manage a cancer diagnosis. Other websites, such as www.1uponcancer.com list financial resources and organizations that offer discounts for cancer patients. Many members on My CRC Connections also post websites, financial tips, and other suggestions in the discussion forum.
The Blue Note Fund Needs Your Help
The Blue Note Fund has helped hundreds of colon cancer survivors so far, but we want that number to be in the thousands. Unfortunately, there are many more people who need help than funds. With your help, we can provide financial relief to many more in need. An easy way to help is to use your Facebook and Twitter accounts to reach out to those in your network. In less than one minute, you can help put food on a family’s table or pay their electric bill. Really. It’s that simple.
Check out our website for suggested posts and Tweets.
August 20 - Tacoma Undy 5000
September 7 - Tele-Chat: Sexuality and Intimacy During and after Cancer Treatment
September 10 - Philadelphia Undy 5000
October 8 - Cincinnati Undy 5000
Please check out our Blue Star Calendar for a full list of events.