Posted on December 8, 2013
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! Read more
Posted on December 5, 2013
That’s right. We want to shout it from the rooftops: it’s OK to talk about your doo-doo! We all had things we were afraid of when we were kids, whether it was going to sleep, sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall or using the potty. After all, the bathroom can be a scary and unfamiliar place for the little ones. That’s why Paul Perzyk and Eric Bookout, also known as Uncle Paul and Mr. Book, created ‘Even Poop Has a Purpose,’ a children’s book dedicated to helping kids overcome their fears. Together, we’re making poop a hot topic and one folks young and old are comfortable chatting about. $1 from every book even benefits us! Learn more about this dynamic duo and why your little poopers will want this book in their stockings! Read more
Posted on December 5, 2013
As part of our expanded community outreach initiative, earlier this year we participated in Good Health Day in partnership with the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation, a health fair in NYC’s bustling Chinatown, and Harlem Colon Cancer Awareness Day. Martha Raymond, our Patient Support and Outreach Director, hit the streets with thousands of folks who were receiving free screenings, education and fun. Check out these great pics, featuring the infamous giant inflatable colon. What exciting awareness events!
Posted on December 3, 2013
One of the biggest weapons in the Colon Cancer Alliance’s fight against colon cancer is you. It’s only through the work of passionate survivors, caregivers and friends like you that we’re able to make such great strides in the fight against colon cancer year after year. We can all achieve greater success if we work together; that’s why we’re launching our new Community Outreach Toolkit. Read more
Posted on November 30, 2013
Have you noticed things getting a little hairy this November?
We’ve loved seeing colon cancer join Movember, the movement each November where men grow various forms of facial hair to bring attention to men’s health issues. This year several rock star fundraisers, including radio DJ Wes Styles, grew out their facial fuzz in support of colon health and the Colon Cancer Alliance — thank you, guys! Read more