CCA in Your Community
At the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA), our goal is to create positive changes in the way people view and support colon cancer research, education and awareness in communities just like yours. It is our mission to be a community that provides hope and support to patients and their families, while saving lives through screening, access, awareness, advocacy and research. It’s a mission that reflects the work we do, who we are, and where we are going. But don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself!
Mission: Hope and Support
Every day, our Patient Support Team speaks with individuals whose lives and finances have been devastated by colon cancer. We created the Blue Note Fund, which provides patients with a one-time grant of $300 to help ease their financial burden. Learn more about the CCA’s programs and events.
When studies came out showing 80% of Americans will only get their colons screened if their doctors suggest it, we developed the PCPs vs. CRC outreach kit to encourage physicians to talk to patients about the importance of getting a screening test. Learn more about colon cancer screening.
Our Undy 5000 5K Run/Walk and national Dress in Blue Day program have been instrumental in getting people talking about colon cancer. Through these efforts and other CCA programs and events, communities, schools and businesses everywhere are changing the way they view and talk about colon cancer. Learn more about the CCA’s programs and events.
In partnership with other committed groups, organizations and volunteers, the CCA advocates for change and laws that support the cancer community. The CCA continually strives to keep colon cancer on Congress’ agenda and works to get additional funding for the fight against colon cancer, colon cancer research and cancer patients. Learn more about advocacy.
Through our new Clinical Trial Matching Service, colon cancer patients can talk with a patient navigator about ground-breaking treatment research trials available to them. In addition, in an effort to save lives and increase screening rates, the CCA conducts national surveys on screening barriers and the public’s perception of colon cancer screening tests. Learn more about research.
We will continue to work tirelessly to accomplish our mission and ignite change in communities across the United States.