2013 Volunteer Projects
The Dress in Blue Day Program
Help raise awareness and funds to fight colon cancer on Friday, March 1, 2013. You can help by recruiting workplaces and schools to participate in Dress in Blue Day or by organizing a fundraiser. See www.DressInBlueDay.com for more ideas.
Program kick-off date: through March 2013
Primary Care Provider Outreach
Primary care professionals are often key gatekeepers to increasing colon cancer screening rates. 80% of people relay that they would get screened for colon cancer if their doctor recommended it. The Colon Cancer Alliance would like to increase the number of professionals who recommend screening and whose advice follows the U.S. Preventive Task Force/ACS guidelines for screening. Volunteers who are interested in this outreach effort will receive a kit that contains colon cancer information, articles relaying the influence of primary cares on screening rates and a copy of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s booklet on how to increase screening rates in your practice.
Program kick-off date: Fall 2011
Take action now! Order the PCPs vs CRC kit and reach out to primary care physicians in your community. Each kit includes a folder for a doctor’s office containing informational leaflets and a holder, blue star pins for the staff, and excerpts from the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s guide for increasing screening rates. Also included are thorough volunteer instructions for delivery. The price of the folder is significantly lower than the total retail price of the materials included. This discount is to show the CCA’s appreciation for our volunteers’ hard work on the ground. Order yours today!
Become a CCA Voices Volunteer Today!
Our impact as an organization is directly linked to the quality and dedication of our volunteers. Help us increase colon cancer survivorship and screening rates! Complete a volunteer application today.