Blue Star States

bluestarstate_web_icons-021-300x300About Blue Star States

Blue Star States is a campaign working to get March recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in EVERY state.

Each year, advocates must submit requests to state governors. Each state has its own unique process. (The same is true for the national proclamation from the president – which we’ve received four years in a row!)

Blue Star States kicked off in 2013. Each year we engage advocates across the US. In March 2018, nearly 300 advocates participated and 47 states recognized March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

 

Instructions

Each state has its own unique process for submitting proclamation requests. Don’t worry though – we did the research for you. Click the link below to begin your participation in Blue Star States 2019.

Submit Your Request 

2019 Progress

See below for the progress on which states have confirmation that requests have been submitted and/or secured! If you have submitted a proclamation or received confirmation your state is secure, please contact usResults as of January 14, 2019.

Alabama: submitted

Alaska: Needs Submission

Arizona: submitted

Arkansas: SECURED

California: submitted

Colorado: Needs Submission

Connecticut: submitted

Delaware:  Needs Submission

Florida: submitted

Georgia: submitted

Hawaii: SECURED

Idaho: submitted

Illinois: Needs Submission

Indiana: submitted

Iowa: submitted

Kansas:   submitted

Kentucky: Needs Submission

Louisiana: SECURED

Maine: Needs Submission

Maryland: submitted

Massachusetts: Needs Submission

Michigan: submitted

Minnesota: Needs Submission

Mississippi: submitted

Missouri: SECURED

Montana: Needs Submission

Nebraska: SECURED

Nevada: Needs Submission

New Hampshire: Needs Submission

New Jersey: SECURED

New Mexico: submitted

New York: submitted

North Carolina:  submitted

North Dakota: submitted

Ohio: submitted

Oklahoma: submitted

Oregon: submitted

Pennsylvania: SECURED

Rhode Island: submitted

South Carolina: submitted

South Dakota: Needs Submission

Tennessee: submitted

Texas: submitted

Utah:  Needs Submission

Vermont: Needs Submission

Virginia: submitted

Washington: Needs Submission

West Virginia: submitted

Wisconsin: Needs Submission

Wyoming: Needs Submission

D.C.: submitted

Puerto Rico: Needs Submission

Proclamation Photos

  

We love celebrating with you! Advocates submit proclamation pictures and #strongarmselfies to show us their success.

Check out all the 2017 Blue Star States Pictures

In 2019, we encourage you to post a photo with your proclamation using the hashtag #BSS2019!

 

Change Policy

At Fight CRC, we hang our hats on changing policy with the help of advocates like you.

Advocacy isn’t scary — it’s simply sharing your story with members of Congress to raise awareness of issues that affect colorectal cancer.

Just tell your story — we’ll provide the rest!

Learn more about becoming a colorectal cancer advocate.

PROCLAMATION – ABBREVIATED

Click the Action Alert link to get all the info on how to submit!

WHEREAS Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. among men and women combined but there is currently no cure;

WHEREAS one in twenty men and one in twenty-four women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetimes;

WHEREAS there are now more than one million survivors of colorectal cancer in the United States;

WHEREAS the national goal established by the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable is 80 percent of Americans ages 50 and older be screened in every community;

WHEREAS if the majority of people in the United States age 50 or older were screened regularly for colorectal cancer, half of all cases could be prevented entirely;

WHEREAS it’s critical that all people, of all ages, know the signs and symptoms of the disease; and

WHEREAS observing a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month during the month of March would provide a special opportunity to offer education on the importance of early detection and screening.

NOW THEREFORE, I, [NAME], GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF [STATE NAME], do hereby proclaim March 2019 as: COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of [STATE NAME], in the City of [CITY NAME], this [DAY] of March, 2019.

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