Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Here’s how to get involved and join our relentless pursuit of a cure!

Every March, we celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. What is our color? BLUE! Why do we fight? What are we fighting for more of? Why should we keep fighting?

We fight for more time. More “good days.” More life. More celebrations.

We fight for more research. More screening. More treatment options. More lives saved.

More community. More answers. More people like YOU.

Tools for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Fight for more with us and raise awareness of colorectal cancer — both in March and all throughout the year. Click on the links below for reliable websites, free downloads, and other resources designed to educate your community about colon cancer and rectal cancer.

Get Involved

Tell Your Story

Every day millions who are impacted by colorectal cancer are searching online looking for stories of people who’ve also faced this disease. When you share your experience, you let others know they are not alone.

Shop For Gear and Awareness Handouts

Let's see you flex!

What is #StrongArmSelfie?

A #StrongArmSelfie is an easy and fun way to show your support in the fight against colorectal cancer. All you need is a smartphone & social media accounts. Take a “selfie” while flexing your best “strong arm” pose. Then, post it online to show your support and encourage colorectal cancer screening. Each post, retweet or share of a #StrongArmSelfie sends $1 to Fight CRC!

Host an Awareness Event!

Raising awareness is a key factor in preventing colorectal cancer. From sushi-thons to golf tournaments, the event options are endless.

2022 Highlights

In 2022, colorectal cancer champions rallied to fight for more funding, more research, more treatment options — more lives saved. With more than 1.5 million survivors in the U.S., our community hasn't yet scratched the surface of what we can do. We locked arms and were – and will continue to be – relentless in our pursuit of a cure! 

Fight CRC Champions:

State Proclamations

39 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico secured proclamations recognizing March as CRC Awareness Month. President Biden issued the Presidential Proclamation on February 28, 2022

The Patient Community:
  • Received more than 9,747 printed resources via resource champions, clinic shipments, and resource requests.
  • Downloaded more than 1,726 digital resources.
  • Viewed the Fight CRC website more than 146,000 times during March.

“I want to join with Fight CRC in pledging the NCI's steadfast commitment to making progress in this disease and in saying that nothing will stop us in our efforts to try and end cancer suffering for all patients, including patients with colorectal cancer.”

Dr. Ned Sharpless, Director of the National Cancer Institute
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