White House Proclaims March as CRC Awareness Month


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The White House has issued an official press release announcing a presidential proclamation recognizing March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2014, we received a presidential proclamation for the first time since 2001, followed by proclamations in 2015, 2016, and 2018. On January 14th, 2019, alongside 14 organizations, we wrote a letter to President Trump asking him to recognize March 2019 as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Fight CRC is thrilled to announce that the White House has joined over one million colorectal cancer survivors, fighters, and family members in raising awareness about this cancer. In the press release they state:
During National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Melania and I join in supporting all of those who are battling colon and rectal cancer. We stand in solidarity with the families and friends of those we have lost to this disease, and we rededicate ourselves to freeing the world from cancer.
Advocacy works! And we are making colorectal cancer a national priority!
“We are grateful the White House issued a proclamation designating March 2019 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! It is critically important that our country’s policymakers and leaders support and stand with us in shedding light on the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women in America. We can’t stop pushing for increased screening and funding for cancer research in our country,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight CRC


We’re also celebrating the dedication of 260+ advocates who are working hard to secure state proclamations. Our Blue Star States campaign pushes for March to be recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month at the state-level every year. We’ve had advocates in almost every state supporting this campaign who’ve asked their governors to issue a state proclamation.
“Thank you to the survivors, caregivers, family members, and governors who are essential in proclaiming March 2019 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month all across the country. Over 30+ million people aged 50 years and older still need to be screened in the U.S. Blue Star States is an effort to work with advocates, governors, and the White House each year to spotlight the advances that are being made, but also to encourage further awareness and support for research, screening, and funding,” said Aubree Thelen, Fight CRC Grassroots Advocacy Manager.


Have you signed our petition? Sign the petition to reduce barriers to screening. Fight CRC also has many ways to raise awareness throughout the year! View our event calendar for a list of online and local events. Lastly, make a donation to keep our voices heard loud and clear!

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  1. The Trailblazers recognizing the importance of fighting colorectal cancer represents a gateway to ALL PROFESSIONAL SPORTS TEAMS, CLUBS & INSTITUTIONS. Tell your favorite sports hero, club owner or team to join the fight. Together our voices will bridge any obstacles to screenings. With the best defense being an early diagnosis, get involved today. You may be fighting for your own life!

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