National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Find an Awareness Month Event
Find a National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month event near you by visiting our Blue Star Calendar or join one of the Colon Cancer Alliance’s featured events below. Want to host an awareness event in your community? See our suggestions for ways you can get involved.
The Official CCA March Activities List - How will you get involved?
March 1 – National Dress in Blue Day
March 2 – Sacramento Undy 5000 5K – View photos and videos!
March 4 – Twitter chat with @KatieCouric and ABC News’ Dr. Richard Besser at #abcDRBchat
March 4 – CCA Rings the NASDAQ Closing Bell – View photos!
March 6 – Terrence Howard PSA Launch
March 9 – San Diego Undy 5000 5K
March 12 – March CCA Newsletter Send
March 12 – Stage IV-um Chat: Grief & Survivor Guilt
March 19 – Colon Cancer Awareness Day at the Jay Monahan Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
March 20 – United Behind a Cure Congressional Call-In with Fight Colorectal Cancer
March 20 – 5th Annual Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert with Alan Jackson
March 22 – 2013 CANPrevent Colorectal Cancer Conference with Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center
March 23 – St. Louis Undy 5000 5K – Register now!
March 26 –Stage IV-um Chat: Community Update - How Are You Doing on Treatments?
March 31 – National Dress in Blue Day Photo Contest closes
Ongoing: Get your March bling, blue stars, bracelets & more!
Ongoing: Ask Michelle Obama to wear the Blue Star
Ongoing: #MakeThatCall Campaign with NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Jay Monahan Center for GI Health
Ongoing: Exact Sciences Facebook “Like” Campaign ($5 donated to CCA per “like” or new e-newsletter subscription all month!)
Ongoing: Get Your Hero Screened/Hero of the Month CCA Campaign
The CCA’s Dress in Blue Day program kicks off March every year. Learn how you can wear blue for a future free of colon cancer on March 1, 2013 by visiting www.dressinblueday.com.
The Undy 5000 is a family-friendly 5K run/walk created by the Colon Cancer Alliance. The cities of Sacramento, San Diego, and St. Louis all host Undy 5000 races in March, or you can find a 2013 Undy 5000 near you. Running, walking, or volunteering at one of these events will help raise awareness about colon cancer and bring in funds for local screening programs.
Ask Me Why I'm BLUE Volunteer Campaign
The Ask Me Why I’m BLUE Outreach Campaign provides structure for our advocacy and volunteer events. Our campaign makes it easy to get involved for first-time volunteers while also providing support and continuing education workshops for those who are long-time CCA volunteers. The many components of the Ask Me Why I’m BLUE campaign include: the formation of a Speaker’s Bureau, educational workshops for Mentor Buddies, My CCA Support Online moderators and chat hosts, local, state and national Advocacy opportunities and many other opportunities.
To learn more about becoming involved with this campaign, please call our free Helpline at (877) 422-2030.