State-Specific Information

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State Proclamations 2014 Roll Call

BlueStarStates-2014progressmapThe following states declared March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. (Or, their governors issued letters encouraging awareness and screening in recognition of March.)

This annual activity raises awareness of colorectal cancer each year. If you don’t see your state listed under 2014, get started and help us today!

(List updated 3.26.14)

2014 SECURED State Proclamations:

  • Delaware – Thanks to Laura Forsyth
  • Illinois – Thanks to Joanne Karabetsos
  • Tennessee – Thanks to Stephanie Bertels
  • Wisconsin – Thanks to Heather Dampf and Exact Sciences 
  • Georgia - Thanks to our board member and gastroenterologist Indran Krishnan
  • Ohio - Thanks to Ed Murphy
  • Oregon – Thanks to Michell Baker
  • Missouri – Thanks to Julie Garrabrant
  • Indiana - Thanks to Becca Hunter and Krista Waller
  • Mississippi - Thanks to Christy Granderson
  • Alabama - Thanks to Josh Wimberly and Merillann Culverhouse
  • Colorado - Thanks to Kristin Keesen
  • Vermont – Thanks to Krista Rice-Watkins at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
  • Nebraska - Thanks to Nancy Paul & Judy Webster
  • Arizona - Thanks to Anne Bergersen
  • West Virginia - Thanks to Pam Seijo
  • Hawaii - Thanks to Daniel Shockley
  • Louisiana - Thanks to Susan Moffett
  • Kentucky - Thanks to Jackie Arison
  • Washington - Thanks to Belle Piazza
  • Minnesota - Thanks to Erin Peterson of Get Your Rear in Gear
  • Texas - Thanks to Josie Pena & Rachel Ridgeway 
  • Florida – Thanks to Grace De La Rosa and Sandra K. Richardson Scott
  • New Hampshire - Thanks to Starr Hill
  • South Carolina - Thanks to David Wright
  • Wyoming - Thanks to Elaine Newcomb
  • Nevada - Thanks to Elaine Newcomb
  • Arkansas - Thanks to Nikol Hamilton
  • Michigan - Thanks to Katherine Gunn
  • Maryland - Thanks to Michael Sola, Eden Stotsky-Himelfarb and Trish Lannon
  • Massachusetts - Thanks to Dana Rye
  • Maine (governor-issued letter) - Thanks to Rae-Anne Nguyen
  • New Jersey - Thanks to Lely Battle, Jeanne Evanchuk and Michele Battista
  • Kansas - Thanks to Doug Sharp
  • New Mexico - Thanks to Bunny Terry
  • South Dakota - Thanks to Dawn Nordquist
  • North Carolina - Thanks to John Lloyd
  • Utah - Thanks to the Willoughby family grandchildren
  • North Dakota - Thanks to John Rheault
  • Connecticut - Thanks to Tara Smith
  • Pennsylvania - Thanks to Patti Hollenback
  • Rhode Island- Thanks to Barbara Joyce
  • New York - Thanks to Holly Michaelson
  • Idaho - Thanks to Lara Ames
  • Oklahoma - Thanks to Angela Garrett
  • Montana (state-issued letter) - Thanks to Marci King Marsh
  • Iowa - Thanks to Victoria Brenton and David McClusky, Colon Cancer Foundation of Iowa
  • Virginia - Thanks to Susan Randolf

PROCLAMATIONS REQUESTED

(WAITING ON CONFIRMATION)

  • Alaska
  • California

Have you sent a request to your governor? Make sure to let us know by emailing Advocacy@FightCRC.org! 

2014 SECURED City Proclamations:

  • Cincinnati, OH - Thanks to Ed Murphy
  • Jacksonville, FL – Thanks to Grace De La Rosa 
  • Beresford, SD - Thanks to Dawn Nordquist
  • Colts Neck, NJ - Thanks to Michele Battista
  • Madison, MS - Thanks to Deborah Biggerstaff
  • Huntington, WV - Thanks to Marcia Mullins
  • Charlotte, NC – Thanks to Jane Taillon of Get Your Rear in Gear

Live in one of these states? Get a state-specific graphic to post on your Facebook page to celebrate. Download tools now. 

 


Previous State/City Proclamations

2013 State Proclamations

  • Alabama – Thanks to Josh Wimberly
  • Arizona – Thanks to Anne Bergersen
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado – Thanks to Kristin Keesen
  • ConnecticutThanks to Tara Smith
  • Georgia – Thanks to Matt Early of the Medical Associates of Northern Georgia
  • Illinois – Thanks to Joanne Karabetsos
  • Indiana – Thanks to Krista Waller
  • Iowa
  • Minnesota – Thanks to Debbie Cieluch
  • Missouri – Thanks to Julie Garrabrant
  • New Jersey – Thanks to Michele Battista
  • North Carolina - Thanks to John Lloyd
  • North Dakota – Thanks to John Rheault
  • Ohio – Thanks to Anonymous and Ed Murphy
  • Oregon – Thanks to Michell Baker & the Steve Baker Colorectal Cancer Alliance
  • Pennsylvania – Thanks to Patti Hollenbeck
  • South Carolina – Thanks to Stephanie Schmidt
  • Texas – Thanks to Suzanne Lindley
  • Virginia – Thanks to Cindy Robinson
  • West Virginia – Thanks to Pam Seijo

2013 City Proclamations

  • Cincinnati, OH – Thanks to Ed Murphy

2012 State Proclamations

  • Alabama - Thanks to advocate Lisa Borden!
  • ArizonaThanks to advocate Liz Dennis!
  • Georgia – Thanks to advocate Lesa Fontaine (seen here with Gov. Nathan Deal)
  • Idaho – Thanks to advocate Frank Luzzo!
  • Illinois - Thanks to advocate Jennifer Olson
  • Iowa – Thanks to advocate Jeanna Jones!
  • Massachusetts - Thanks to advocates Amy Robert and Evelyn Reyes!
  • Minnesota - Thanks to advocate Kathryn Finn-Blume!
  • Missouri - Thanks to advocate Ginny Goddard!
  • New Jersey - Thanks to advocate David Dubin!
  • North Carolina – Thanks to advocate John Lloyd!
  • Ohio – Thanks to advocate Rene Elefteriou!
  • Pennsylvania – Thanks to advocate Patti Hollenback!
  • South Carolina - Thanks to advocate Jo-Ellen DeLuca!
  • Texas - Thanks to advocate Brienne Fisher!
  • Virginia –  Thanks to advocate Cindy Robinson!
  • West Virginia - Thanks to advocate Pam Seijo!

2012 City/County Proclamations

  • Cincinnati, Ohio – Thanks to advocate Ed Murphy!
  • Davis, California – Thanks to advocates Barbara and Doug Wilson!
  • DeKalb County, Georgia – Thanks to advocate Lesa Fontaine (seen here with the County Commissioners)
  • Gadsden, Alabama – Thanks to advocate Lisa Borden!
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