Learn About the One Million Strong March

What is a One Million Strong March?

PatsyFamMarch-coloncancerWe don’t let colon and rectal cancer rain on our parade!

The One Million Strong March by Fight Colorectal Cancer is a parade that’s creating a movement of individuals who want to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and celebrate survivors, caregivers and anyone else touched by the disease. You can attend a One Million Strong March in a city near you, or host your own!

Each March highlights the stories of the more than one million colorectal cancer survivors (and family members) across the country who are willing to stand up and demand a cure.

The One Million Strong March is a way for you to introduce the cause to your community and get your friends and family members involved in colorectal cancer awareness and advocacy.

Why March?

If you’re looking for a way to support the cause, consider attending or hosting a One Million Strong March! Anyone of any age, and any fitness level, can participate! When you attend a One Million Strong March you will:

  • Raise public awareness of the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. among men and women
  • Engage entire communities to “march for the cause” together
  • Fundraise for the fight against colorectal cancer
  • Celebrate your fight as a survivor or caregiver
  • Honor someone who’s fought
  • Remember someone you’ve lost
  • Fight for a cure for colorectal cancer

What are the key elements of a One Million Strong March?

Each event takes on its own flavor based on the personality and goals of the planner. It can be as big or small as you’d like!

Here are a few key components of each One Million Strong March:

  • A pre-determined beginning & end location of where the March (a parade) will take place
  • Men, women and/or children who ride/walk/run in the March
  • Creativity – decorate signs and encourage participants to wear BLUE clothing and accessories
  • A public celebration at the end of the March, such as a blue balloon launch or ceremony recognizing accomplishments of the event
  • An option to receive donations at the March and/or for participants to do fundraising

Unable to host or attend a March? No worries – we’ve got you covered! See below…

March with Us Online

comemarchwithus_seal-01If you’re unable to attend a March and not up for planning one – consider “marching” with us online! There are two easy ways to do this:

  1. March on Social Media - Colorectal cancer is PREVENTABLE and many of our efforts center around AWARENESS. Each time you dedicate your Facebook status, tweets, Instagram pics and more to our cause – you’re raising awareness!Ready? Get One Million Strong social media tools here.Need ideas?  Download our Social Media Cheat Sheet.


Join the Virtual March – Thanks to our presenting sponsor, Bayer Healthcare, Fight Colorectal Cancer will receive $2 for every individual who signs up for the Virtual March. You can choose an avatar, explain why YOU march and even join the race to become the TOP RECRUITER!Join the Virtual March now! 

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