National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
In February 2000, President Clinton officially dedicated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Since then, it has grown to be a true rallying point for the colon cancer community. Every year, thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colon cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more. See photos from years past and learn how you can get involved this March!
Our Campaign This March: Has the Hero in Your Life Been Screened?
Figures like Superman, Wonder Woman and Batman are seen as heroes throughout the world, but not all heroes wear capes and masks. We all know people who are doing amazing things to make the world a better place. This March, we want you to ask the heroes in your life to put the superhuman duties aside and take a minute for themselves by getting screened for colon cancer.
As the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States, colon cancer is up to 90 percent preventable through screening. If the heroes in your life are at high risk, age 50 or older, or if they have a family history of the disease, you could save their lives by urging them to get screened. So this March, talk to the hero in your life about colon cancer and make sure their butt is screened!