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It’s Finally Here! Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Time to splash Blue all over! Today is the first day of March and the first day of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. March is full of Blue Awareness, nationally and locally. Spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Don’t hide your story! Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your coworkers. Get them screened, teach them the symptoms. Get them involved.

It's Finally Here! Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Time to splash Blue all over! Today is the first day of March and the first day of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. March is full of Blue Awareness, nationally and locally. Spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Don’t hide your story! Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your coworkers. Get them screened, teach them the symptoms. Get them involved.

Knowing the Symptoms of Colorectal Cancer

Knowing what the signs of colorectal cancer are and talking to your doctor about them – no matter what your age – is one of the key messages that Fight Colorectal Cancer President Carlea Bauman conveyed in her recent interview with Comcast Newsmakers. In the weeks leading up to March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Washington, DC, Comcast station is broadcasting this piece to make people aware of the disease, as well as the work that Fight Colorectal Cancer is doing locally and around the country. Comcast Newsmakers is a unique news program that provides community leaders with a platform to discuss issues and ideas important to the communities they

Pottery, Poetry and Patios

What do they have in common? All are forms of creative expression that cancer patients have used to “add life to their days,” wrote oncologist Evan Lipson, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (online edition Feb. 7, 2011). One of his patients, Mike, was building a stone patio in his backyard because it was “therapeutic, physical, and something I could control and have a sense of accomplishment.” Among the “unique and remarkable ways that people living with cancer make the most of their time,” Lipson has observed several themes: exercising, leaving a legacy, activism, building relationships, giving. And the most powerful, he thinks, is “creating

Welcome to the new Fight Colorectal Cancer

Today we are pleased to announce that the Colorectal Cancer Coalition is now called Fight Colorectal Cancer. Our updated mission statement is: Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo. We’ve changed our name and our look because we have a mission to accomplish and it requires some tough talk. Because when we’re talking about a disease that kills someone every 9 minutes, we want to make sure the person listening to us knows that the status quo

Colorectal Cancer Coalition Endorses the “Fight Colorectal Cancer Stamp Act” (H.R. 893) Introduced by Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA)

This critical legislation will ensure that even in tight fiscal times, funding for life-saving federal colorectal cancer research programs can be sustained. Since President Clinton issued the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month over a decade ago, much progress has been made in the fight against colorectal cancer. Thanks to federally funded research, treatment options for colorectal have expanded to seven drugs, and more precise surgery and radiation. But despite the research advances we have seen, colorectal cancer still affects far too many American families. Every three and a half minutes, someone is diagnosed with colorectal cancer. Every nine minutes, someone dies from colorectal cancer.

With Just One Phone Call, Help Save Thousands of Lives

Join the Congressional Butt-in TODAY Sponsored by the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and Prevention Cancer Foundation Call 1-866-615-3375 today or tomorrow to reach your Representative and Senators. Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act. The bill will provide colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for Medicare. Your three calls will take less than five minutes and could help save thousands of lives.

Oh Hello Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Have We Got Plans for You!

March is a special month for colorectal cancer patients, family members and advocates. This is the nation’s 12th Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating the fact that President Obama, several governors and mayors are recognizing it as such. The point of awareness months are, as the name suggests, to increase knowledge about the particular cause it celebrates. But that increase in awareness doesn’t just happen. It needs to be fostered by organizations like the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and advocates like you. Perhaps you have your own plans for spreading awareness this month (and if you do, please let us know…and send pictures). Or maybe you’re looking for ways to

Get Your Rear in Gear During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K races and other events are scheduled in many cities in 2011 to get people to talk about colorectal cancer — with their families, their friends, and their doctors. During March 2011 there are Get Your Rear in Gear Runs in the following cities.  Click on a city near you for more information about registration and times.

Running to Fight Colorectal Cancer? Let Us Know!

March and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month are almost here. If you are running a race — or sponsoring a walk — to raise awareness and funds for colorectal cancer, let us know. We’ll post it here on Research News. Be sure to give us a link so people can find you and send the details of where, when, and how to sign up. Email kate@fightcolorectalcancer.org with information about your event. Thanks to KidsPrintables.com for the runner image.  It’s available there for your kids to color along with other fun things to do this winter.

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