Thanks to national and state proclamations, March 2022 is officially Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Colorectal cancer can be a devastating disease. Screening guidelines were recently updated to help find these cancers earlier, when they can be easier to treat. Adults ages 45 and older now need to be screened for colorectal cancer.
Many people may not know they’re eligible for colorectal cancer screening. Throughout March, you can share important messages about colorectal cancer screening, cancer prevention, and early detection.
We’ve curated a round-up of resources to support your colorectal cancer awareness activities:
Blue Beads Day, March 24th
This national campaign from the American Indian Cancer Foundation raises awareness of colorectal cancer across Indian County. Learn more and download their Blue Beads Day toolkit.
George Washington University Colorectal Cancer Awareness Tools
This helpful online toolkit from GWU includes resources, data, tips for communicating about colorectal cancer, and best practices for communicating with diverse audiences.
The Colon Cancer Coalition, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and the American Cancer Society invite you to go BLUE this March, by lighting landmarks in blue to promote colorectal cancer awareness. Learn more and submit your health center, organization, or landmark today!
Cancer Screening and COVID-19
Many people have postponed or skipped cancer screenings during the pandemic. Share our Cancer Screening social media messages to help people get back on track with their cancer screenings. Find more COVID-19 and Cancer resources on our website.
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT)
NCCRT is a national coalition of supporters and advocates dedicated to reducing the incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer in the US. NCCRT curates an extensive resource center and encourages organizations from across the country to join the more than 1,700 groups that have signed the 80% in Every Community pledge.
FightCRC is a national patient empowerment and advocacy organization that provides balanced and objective information on colorectal cancer research, treatment, and policy. Learn more about their work, events, and download their toolkit and factsheets.
Colorectal Cancer Alliance (CCA)
CCA is the nation’s leading nonprofit dedicated to colorectal cancer. They empower allies to support patients, families, caregivers, and survivors; raise awareness of preventive measures; and help support critical research. CCA offers financial assistance programs to help cover screening and/or treatment costs.
Want to know more?
Our Outreach Team has a lot of experience with health education, promotion, and quality improvement strategies that can increase colorectal cancer screening rates. We would be thrilled to talk with you about incorporating colorectal cancer awareness or screening activities into your work. Connect with us to learn more!
|Helping people reduce their risk of cancer is an important part of the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030.||See how this connects to the WI Cancer Plan|