Fight Colorectal Cancer advocate Cindy Robinson of Virginia has successfully petitioned her governor, Bob McDonnell, to proclaim March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This is the second consecutive year that Virginia has issued such a proclamation as a result of Ms. Robinson’s activism.
Since President Clinton issued the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month over a decade ago, each year advocates request that their state and city officials issue proclamations acknowledging March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Ms. Robinson followed the easy steps laid out in Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Proclamations 101 advocacy call to action and sent the request via email according to Virginia’s guidelines. She also contacted her local state senator, Jill Holtzman Vogel, to put in a good word with the governor’s office.
We thank Virginia Govenor Bob McDonnell, Senator Jill Vogel and advocate Cindy Robinson for recognizing the need to raise awareness about colorectal cancer and taking the first steps needed to accomplish that task.
Get your Governor to declare Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in your state. Visit our Proclamations 101 page for easy instructions.