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March Awareness Toolkit

Run a website? Send a newsletter? Have an empty wall in your office? 

Perfect! You, too, can raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of getting checked.  

Download the Alliance's March Awareness Toolkit for a jump-start on content creation. Find messaging, videos, images, and more!

Note: This ZIP file is about 90 mb and hosted on Google. If you have trouble downloading it, please email sbushong@ccalliance.org. 

About March

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

If colorectal cancer is highly preventable with screening, and it’s highly treatable when caught early, then why is colorectal cancer the second deadliest cancer in the U.S.? 

It’s a great question with a complicated answer. A lack of knowledge about prevention and limited access to screening has a lot to do with it, and a third of people who could get checked don’t. A missed or delayed screening gives colorectal cancer a chance to grow and become more dangerous long before symptoms appear. 

To raise the profile of this disease and encourage screening, President Clinton designated March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in February 2000. Since then, it has grown to be a rallying point for the colorectal cancer community where thousands of patients, survivors, caregivers, and advocates join together to spread colorectal cancer awareness. 

Getting checked can’t wait. This March, join the Alliance in saving lives through prevention awareness. 

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