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It’s been an awesome month in colon cancer advocacy! Thanks to the colon cancer community, and especially Fight Colorectal Cancer, the Blue Star States campaign kicked off with great success in its first month!

To-date, six states already declared March 2014 as Colon Cancer Awareness Month. The governor of Nebraska is on board and waiting to sign the proclamation in February. And many other states have already received requests thanks to hard-working, dedicated advocates!

Here’s a quick rundown on where we stand. We’re making GREAT progress and hope to see the entire map fill up with blue stars in just a few months!

Live in one of these states? Want to celebrate with a state-specific graphic? Download yours here! 

12.4 progressSTATES IN PROCESS

Advocates living in the following states sent in requests for their governors to issue a proclamation. Now …. we wait! Feel free to engage in eAdvocacy to urge your governors to sign the proclamations! (Click here for the most updated list.)

  • Alabama
  • California
  • Florida
  • Hawaii
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wyoming

Have you sent a request to your governor? Make sure to let us know by emailing Advocacy@FightCRC.org! 


If you live (or know of anyone) in the following states, please let us know! We need advocates from these states to submit a proclamation – we’re getting so close to hitting ALL 50!

  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Utah
  • Vermont

Email Nancy Butterfield at nbutterfield@ccalliance.org & she'll help get the ball rolling!

Thank you again for helping us turn all 50 states into Blue Star States next March! Keep up the great work!

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This post was originally featured on the Fight Colorectal Cancer blog.


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