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2012 Proclamations Project a Success!

Since President Clinton issued the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month over a decade ago, each year in March advocates request that their state and city officials issue proclamations acknowledging March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. This year was no different – except for the fact that we had more states and cities than ever proclaim March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and it was all thanks to Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates. Seventeen states and four cities and counties issued proclamations – and each one was accomplished because at least one advocate stepped forward and took the lead. We would like to take this opportunity to thank

Virginia Declares March 2012 “Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month”

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

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