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When it is time to turn the calendar to the new year, the third Monday in January stands out to most as a “day off” from work to celebrate the achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. It also is celebrated as a “day on” for service to others. That is why we are calling on our nation of allies to participate in supporting our community in a variety of ways that are both safe and impactful.

Volunteer for the Alliance’s Big Screen

Join us for a virtual information session on Thursday, January 28, from 7-8 pm EST to learn about a major, volunteer-led screening initiative that will help people of average-risk get a colonoscopy, while advancing research on non-invasive screening. This is a unique opportunity to motivate loved ones to take this critical step for their health. RSVP here.

Use Amazon Smile

Online shopping has increased significantly over the last year. Did you know that, without adding a penny to your order total, you could be helping Colorectal Cancer Alliance support our community with every purchase? Shopping with Amazon Smile makes it easy to give. Learn more.

Apply to be a Buddy

As a patient, survivor, or caregiver, you know better than anyone else what it is like to go through treatment, how to deal with side effects, and how to manage all the emotions — highs and lows — that come with a cancer diagnosis. Volunteer as a peer-to-peer Buddy to share your experience and expertise with another patient, survivor, or caregiver. Our buddy coordinator will set up a short phone interview with you to learn more about your experience with colorectal cancer before matching you with someone who needs a Buddy. Find out how to request a Buddy or apply to be a Buddy.

Search Virtual MLK Events in Your Community

With regulations regarding COVID-19, many in-person events have switched to online viewings. Explore other opportunities to make an impact safely from home. 

Want to do something more personal? Celebrate a health care worker! Reach out to your doctor and say thank you with an e-card or send a gift card to their favorite place. Whatever is best and easiest for you! 

Volunteer in Other Ways

Have a lot going on Monday or want to support our community beyond Martin Luther King, Jr. Day? Discover more ways on how you can volunteer within the Colorectal Cancer Alliance community. 

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy lives on when we come together to speak about the importance of service, community, and empowerment. January 18 is just one day to emphasize that small efforts create big impacts. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said during his famous 1963 “I have a dream” speech, “we cannot walk alone. And as we walk, we must make the pledge that we shall march ahead. We cannot turn back.” We invite you to watch the rest of his speech with your family to help explain the importance of his life and achievements. 


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