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Craig Campbell Becomes First National Spokesman

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Announces Country Music Singer Craig Campbell As National Spokesman

Alexandria, Va. – June 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is excited to announce that Craig Campbell, country music artist and singer of the hit song ‘Keep them Kisses Comin,’ is the organization’s first national spokesman. As a repre­sentative for the organization, Campbell will share his personal connection to the cause, advocate for screening and direct individuals to Fight Colorectal Cancer for information and support.

“We couldn’t ask for a better spokesman to represent our organization,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “When we asked him to join the fight his response was, ‘I am all in!’ … and that’s been true from the start! His connection to the cause and genuine passion for what we do makes this a great partnership. We’re ready to make a difference together.”

craig-c-national-spokesman-colon-cancerFight Colorectal Cancer began working with Campbell in March 2014 during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Campbell quickly got involved with the nonprofit as an advocate and used his celebrity status to elevate the cause. In addition to doing media appearances and promoting events via his social media accounts, Campbell performed at a vow renewal ceremony in Grand Central Terminal, rang the NASDAQ bell with representatives from the nonprofit and did a special performance for a private evening fundraiser, Blue is the New Black, featuring gowns by fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo. As part of the event, Campbell “marched for the cause” alongside other survivors, caregivers and those who’ve lost loved ones to the disease as part of Fight Colorectal Cancer’s One Million Strong March – a parade down NYC streets.

“Colon cancer is one of my passions,” said Campbell. “When I was 11 years old, my dad died. He was only 36. When Fight Colorectal Cancer asked me to be a part of what they were doing, I was all in.”

craig-campbell-strong-armAs a national spokesman, Campbell will continue to appear with Fight Colorectal Cancer at events across the U.S. and use his rapidly-growing spotlight to highlight the importance of preventing the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S.

“I march for my daughters,” said Campbell. “I want to do everything I can to make sure I’m around when they grow up. I want to see them graduate and walk them both down the aisle some day.”

Fight Colorectal Cancer’s One Million Strong campaign continues to raise awareness of the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S, a preventable disease. To date, approximately 23 million Americans have yet to be screened. Through the coast-to-coast awareness campaign and the support of celebrities like Campbell, Fight Colorectal Cancer hopes to boost awareness and prevent future cases of colorectal cancer.

“I’ve had two colonoscopies so far and I’m thankful they’ve both been easy; there is nothing to be afraid of,” said Campbell.

 

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Through patient education, advocacy and research funding the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading killer in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, the organization serves as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policy makers, medical professionals and health care providers. Learn more at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.

 

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