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March: What YOU Accomplished

Posted on April 15, 2014

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It’s fair to say, we kicked some colon cancer butt last month! From our Nationwide Cancer Prevention Tour (the giant colon saw 30+ cities this month!) to unique fundraising initiatives (butt wipe, anyone?), advocacy & treatment milestones, the biggest Undy 5000 5K Run EVER, the first National Colon Cancer Survivor Day & blue photos galore, together we made a massive footprint. Thank YOU for making it a month to remember! Interested in what all went down? Check out the list & photos below & be sure to tell us about YOUR event in the comments. And don’t forget to read up on how you can help keep the momentum going! Read more

You Can Help: Take a Stand Against CRC

Posted on April 8, 2014

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We’re thrilled to partner with Ferring Pharmaceuticals and sportscaster Bob Papa in the national Take a Stand Against Colon Cancer campaign, aimed at encouraging the last of the Baby Boomer generation, born in 1964, to take a pledge and complete a screening colonoscopy to mark their 50th birthdays. Read more

It’s National Volunteer Week – We <3 Our Volunteers!

Posted on April 7, 2014

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It’s National Volunteer Week and that means…we have the chance to recognize the tenacious and inspirational individuals who make our mission possible. From speakers to advocates to fundraisers and more, our volunteers bring our mission to the local level. Colon Cancer Alliance volunteers are the hands and feet of our organization. After all, where would we be in the fight against colon cancer without them? It is truly our honor to recognize our volunteers this week, and thank you to ALL of the amazing people who help move our mission forward! Read more

Blue Note Fund: 1,200 Grants & Counting

Posted on April 6, 2014

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The emotional and physical stress of a cancer diagnosis is almost unimaginable. Add to this financial demand of medical bills and other treatment-related costs, and the stress can be overwhelming. Many patients are simply unable to meet the cost of having cancer.

Today, nearly half of our Helpline calls are from patients or family members asking about finances or financial assistance. That’s 6,000 callers every year. Read more

Blue Star State Initiative Turns Country Blue

Posted on April 2, 2014

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This year, we teamed up with our friends at Fight Colorectal Cancer to turn all 50 states blue and recognize March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Volunteers across the nation took on the challenge and successfully received proclamations from 46 of the 50 states plus two state-issued letters, declaring the nation nearly all blue. President Obama even proclaimed March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What a month it has been! Read more

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