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United in Blue

This flag installation is a tribute to our community of survivors, caregivers, and relentless champions of hope who have been and will be impacted by this disease, and also is dedicated to raising colorectal cancer awareness.

March 12-24, 2023 National Mall • 15th and Constitution NW

This installation represents our community's desire for more research, more treatment options, more funding, and more lives saved. The installation is a visual representation of more than 27,400 people under the age of 50 estimated to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2030. 

Join us from March 12-24, 2023 in Washington, D.C. to honor and remember the community of CRC loved ones.

Name and photo submissions will be available at the beginning of 2023.

Why an Installation on the National Mall?

In only 7 years, colorectal cancer is predicted to be the leading cause of cancer deaths for those between ages 20-49. We can change this, by investing in fighting colorectal cancer today.

We must fight for more, now. This installation is our stake in the ground to spotlight colorectal cancer as a national priority. United in Blue is on display while advocates are meeting with members of Congress and highlights the need for us to fight for more: more urgency, more equity, more funding.

Volunteer

Volunteer to help place the 27,400 blue flags on the National Mall! We’ll begin placing flags at 9 am, and we will continue until 5 pm or until all 27,400 flags are placed.

We will not stop putting our flags into the ground until our elected officials prioritize colorectal cancer. We don’t have time to wait. United in Blue is a visual reminder that by 2030, colorectal cancer is expected to be the No. 1 cause of cancer death for those under 50.

Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer form, and please feel free to share this form with others who might be interested! Thank you for helping us honor and remember those impacted by colorectal cancer.

If you have any questions about volunteer day, please reach out to volunteer@fightcolorectalcancer.org

Schedule of Events

Installation Volunteer Day

Volunteer to help place the 27,400 blue flags on the National Mall!

We’ll begin placing flags at 9am, and we will continue until 5pm or until all 27,400 flags are placed.

Please take a moment to fill out our volunteer form and please feel free to share this form with others who might be interested! Thank you for helping us honor and remember those impacted by colorectal cancer.

If you have any questions about volunteer day, please reach out to volunteer@fightcolorectalcancer.org

9am - 5pm

National Mall • 15th and Constitution NW

United in Blue Rally

Join our colorectal cancer community, advocacy organizations, and federal officials as we fight for more now. We don’t have time to wait.

Morning

National Mall • 15th and Constitution NW & Livestream

Call-on Congress Lobby Day

Come to Capitol Hill with us to meet in person with your elected officials for the first time since 2019! Share your story and advocate for policies important to the colorectal cancer community. Separate registration required for Congressional Meetings.

9am - 4pm

Capitol Hill

Installation Open

United in Blue is a two-week installation in D.C., creating a breathtaking, stunning, and somber visual reminder that in 2030, more than 27,400 people under age 50 are projected to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer. United in Blue casts a national spotlight on colorectal cancer and the urgent need to do so much more.

All Day

National Mall • 15th and Constitution NW

2022 Photos

2022 United in Blue Rally

2022 Videos

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