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Unidos en la lucha contra el cáncer colorrectal

Following the White House's declaration of March as Mes de sensibilización sobre el cáncer colorrectal and its call for screenings, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), a national advocacy organization, is amplifying awareness efforts in Washington D.C. and nationwide with the third United in Blue installation.

The installation, featuring 27,400 blue flags representing the color of colorectal cancer (CRC), will be displayed on the National Mall from March 10 to March 22, 2024. This poignant display serves as a visual reminder of the 27,400 people under 50 who are projected to be diagnosed with CRC in 2030. This statistic is particularly devastating because young lives are being cut short.

Fight CRC is rallying partners from various communities and sectors as part of the March awareness campaign. The rally is scheduled to take place at the United in Blue installation on March 12 from 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. ET. The rally is supported by partners across the colorectal cancer community, all working together to combat this disease.

  • AliveandKick’n
  • Sociedad Americana del Cáncer Red de Acción contra el Cáncer
  • Colegio Americano de Gastroenterología
  • American Gastroenterology Association
  • Sociedad Americana de Endoscopia Gastrointestinal
  • Asociación de Gastroenterólogos y Hepatólogos Negros
  • The Blue Hat Foundation, Inc
  • CancerCare
  • Cheeky Charity
  • Grupo de Colaboración de las Américas sobre Cáncer Gastrointestinal Hereditario (CGA-IGC)
  • Alianza contra el cáncer colorrectal
  • Coalición contra el cáncer de colon
  • Colorectal Cancer Equity Foundation
  • Proyecto de prevención del cáncer de colon
  • FORCE: Afrontar con fuerza nuestro riesgo de cáncer
  • GH Foundation
  • Alianza contra el cáncer gastrointestinal
  • Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education
  • Golpear el cáncer por debajo del cinturón
  • Un hombre contra el cáncer
  • Alianza Nacional para la Salud de los Hispanos
  • Red Nacional Integral del Cáncer
  • Red Nacional LGBT contra el Cáncer
  • Foro Nacional sobre la Calidad de las Minorías
  • Coalición contra el cáncer de Nebraska
  • Nevada Cancer Coalition
  • Fundación Prevenir el Cáncer
  • Fundación Raymond
  • Ruesch Center at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • The Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation
  • Asociaciones de Ostomía Unidas de América
  • Estrellas del cáncer de colon en Washington

A recent report from the Sociedad Americana contra el Cáncer (ACS) underscores the urgent need for action, revealing alarming trends: colorectal cancer is now the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men under 50 and second among young women, trailing only breast cancer. Despite these escalating rates, there has been a lack of progress in developing effective treatment options for colorectal cancer patients, and persistent health disparities in incidence, mortality, and survivorship rates continue to exist.

United in Blue serves as a visual reminder for policymakers, emphasizing the necessity of increasing research funding for colorectal cancer and implementing a comprehensive plan to address the needs of the community.

Anjee Davis, President of Fight CRC, states, "While our advocacy is a constant, this March, we are feeling an unprecedented level of urgency. The stakes are higher than ever, with lives—particularly young ones—directly impacted by our actions or inaction. We need to reverse these alarming trends. We are harnessing the power of our community. Hundreds of our advocates are coming to D.C. to ask for increased research funding. The future of our young people depends on our commitment to act now."

Fight CRC’s United in Blue installation is sponsored by Amgen and Exact Sciences.

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