National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
What You Can Do
Make sure your friends, neighbors, and coworkers know to get screened for colon cancer. Help us spread the word that screening tests save lives by hosting an educational event using our Colon Cancer Awareness Speaker Kit or by distributing informational materials.
Primary care physicians (PCPs) can be a huge part of increasing colon cancer screening rates. 80% of people say they would get screened for colon cancer if their doctor recommended it. You can reach out to local primary care physicians and ensure your community is getting the screening tests they need by ordering our PCPs vs CRC kit.
The CCA’s programs help thousands of patients, caregivers, and families as they struggle with colon cancer. By holding a fundraiser, you can help raise awareness about colon cancer and keep the CCA’s patient support and research programs going strong.
CCA volunteers are a strong force in the fight against colon cancer. Use your voice to help educate the public about colon cancer screening and survivorship. Apply to be a Voices volunteer or join the CCA’s Buddy Program, which provides peer-to-peer support from those who have been there to new colon cancer patients and caregivers. Buddies are there to listen, offer support and share their experiences.
We need to make sure that colon cancer stays on Congress’s national agenda. Write your representatives to let them know that this issue and key legislation for a national screening program and reductions in drug shortages is important to you.
For More Ideas and Resources
Still haven’t found what you’re looking for? To access our entire pool of resources and materials, like Dress in Blue Day and March-themed web banners, social media profile photos, email templates and more, visit the Free Resources section of www.dressinblueday.com. And don’t forget to check out the CCA Facebook page for day-to-day updates on what we’re doing and how you can get involved!