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Don't assume you're too young for colorectal cancer

Don't assume you're alone

Don't assume we can't beat colorectal cancer

Don't assume you can't save your own ass

About the “Don’t Assume” campaign

This March, don’t assume.

Don’t assume you’re too young for colorectal cancer. Don’t assume you’re alone. And don’t assume we don’t need your support to end this disease within our lifetime.

“Don’t Assume” is the Colorectal Cancer Alliance’s 2019 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month public awareness campaign. Our goal is to challenge assumptions and misconceptions about colorectal cancer by dispelling myths, raising awareness, and connecting people across the country with information and support.

The Alliance is seeking partners to advance the message of “Don’t Assume.”

When people stop assuming, they get screened, they reach out for support, they pay attention to their symptoms, and they advocate for their health.

To learn more about “Don’t Assume,” and learn how you can partner with us this March, please contact Steven Bushong, senior manager of strategic communications, at sbushong@ccalliance.org or (330) 957-0484.

Don't assume social media toolkit

Are you ready to share the message of “Don’t Assume” right now?

We will soon release a social media toolkit complete with images and messaging so you and your organization can amplify this important conversation. When people don’t assume, lives can be saved.

Just don’t forget to use the hashtag #DontAssume!

Corporate partnership

The Alliance seeks corporate partners to assist in expanding the “Don’t Assume” campaign across mediums and markets. Contact Nick Edwards, director of corporate and foundation giving, at (202) 204-7563 to discuss a custom partnership promoting “Don’t Assume” and saving lives.

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Access our library of resources and tools for individuals and families dealing with this disease.


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 rallying point for the colon cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers and advocates throughout the country join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness by wearing blue, holding fundraising and education events, talking to friends and family about screening and so much more.

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