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LET YOUR BEHIND BE THE LEADER IT WAS BORN TO BE

LEAD FROM BEHIND

LEAD FROM BEHIND is a new initiative powered by the Colorectal Cancer Alliance, founded by Alliance board member Brooks Bell and created in partnership with Ryan Reynolds and his creative agency Maximum Effort. We're on a mission to make colon cancer famous.

SCREENING SAVES LIVES

GET SCREENED

On May 18, 2021, the USPSTF lowered the recommended screening age for average-risk adults from 50 to 45. Colon cancer can be prevented with screening because it's highly treatable when caught early. Take this short quiz to learn more which screening options are best for you based on your personal risk factors.

DONATIONS MATCHED

SAVE MORE BUTTS BY GIVING TODAY

"LEAD FROM BEHIND is a powerful initiative with a simple goal: make colon cancer famous! Your gift, matched by a generous Alliance donor, will help us reach millions of people who aren't getting checked with the important message: colon cancer is The Preventable Cancer and screening saves lives!"

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Patient & Family Journey

Whether you're newly diagnosed, in treatment, a caregiver, or a survivor, answer these few quick questions and we'll give you folders with the resources you need. Remember, we're here for you every step of the way. Call our Helpline or chat a navigator with questions about any of this information.

ALLIES IN SUPPORT

Helping patients, caregivers, loved ones and survivors

We serve as allies to everyone touched by the disease, with a national network of survivors and advocates at the ready to help others navigate their cancer journey. Having walked in your shoes, our Helpline staff can share experiences and identify the right resources for wherever you are on that journey. 

ALLIES IN PREVENTION

Catching cancer before it can advance

Working with healthcare professionals and social influencers, we will overcome barriers to screening and improve access to colonoscopies and alternative screening methods. When detected early, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable forms of cancer, yet a third of at-risk adults have not taken steps to make sure their cancer is caught before it can advance. 

ALLIES IN RESEARCH

New treatments, new drugs, new protocols

Collaborating with research institutions through our Chris4Life Research Program, we’re funding promising research in areas including young-onset colorectal cancer, immunotherapy and biomarkers, and patient-centered research areas like clinical trials and quality of life and survival issues. We are committed to investing $10 million toward this research by 2021.

ALLIES AT WORK

Many, many ways to help

Our nation of passionate allies is growing; we invite you to join us in the way that suits you best. To that end, we make it easy to get involved, from our popular Walk to End Colon Cancer to new and simple ways to create your own grass-roots local event. No matter how you choose to help, your contribution will be valued by all of us. After all, we can’t do this alone.

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