Fight CRC
March 2013
Greetings!

Over one million colorectal cancer survivors are living in the United States, each with a unique story of strength and courage.

To celebrate them and Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we will launch our One Million Strong awareness campaign with a kickoff event in New York City's Times Square. Visit the Fight Colorectal Cancer website and Facebook page to be a part of the action all month long.
 
On March 18-20, we will convene our 7th Annual Call-on Congress, a three-day event in Washington, DC. You can participate at home by joining our Congressional Call-in on March 20th by calling 1-866-615-3375 to urge Congress to pass colorectal cancer legislation. 
The Stars Are Coming Out for Colorectal Cancer
Join One Million Strong KickOff Event

Are you ready for a colorectal cancer dance party? Or a stroll through Prevent Cancer's 20-foot Super Colon? Have you ever wanted to do yoga in Times Square? Want to see your picture on the NASDAQ jumbotron in Times Square?


Join us on March 1, as Times Square becomes the launching pad for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and the One Million Strong campaign.

 

Where: The corner of West 44th Street and 7th Avenue (Broadway Pedestrian Plaza 43-44)

What: The FREE all-day event will feature games and activities, including:

  • Free yoga sessions by Lululemon
  • Dance class/party with James Darling and music by DJ Jay McElfresh
  • Cancer survivor group photo
  • A strong arm pose-off with a visit from WBO Middleweight Champion Peter "Kid Chocolate" Quillin 
  • And don't miss Prevent Cancer's Super Colon, an interactive exhibit that offers a close-up look at a healthy (and unhealthy) colon with tips about screening and early prevention.

See our complete schedule of events. 

 

From March 1-7,2013, check out the premiere of our first PSA video on the NASDAQ jumbotrons! You won't be able to miss our video featuring Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum. He has joined us in One Million Strong, have you? Take the pledge today.

 

The Power of One Million Strong

Share YOUR story. Our first-ever awareness campaign will feature stories of patients, families, caregivers, and anyone affected by colorectal cancer. Join the movement by pledging to build awareness about colorectal cancer and lending your strength to the one million survivors of colorectal cancer living in the United States.

 

Do you have a smart phone? Do you tweet? Post Instagram pictures? Are you on Facebook?

 

Join our social media campaign to let your friends, family, and coworkers know why it's so important to get screened for colorectal cancer. 

 

Click here to find how to use your Tweets, Facebook status and Instagram to build awareness of colorectal cancer throughout March.
NASDAQ bell ringing, March 2012

Fight Colorectal Cancer President Carlea Bauman will be joined by Board Member and Vice President of NASDAQ MarketSite David Wicks, volunteers, and advocates on March 25, 2013 to ring the NASDAQ closing bell. 
 
You can watch us ring the bell live at 3:45pm EDT here.

Can I have a normal life after an ostomy? Will I still be able to go swimming? How will an ostomy affect my sex life?

Join us April 17, 2013 from 3-4 pm EDT for our live webinar as we discuss how to adapt to life after a colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy. We will address the myths and facts about ostomies and provide resources and tips on living a full, healthy, and happy life with one. Click here to register for the webinar. Download our Spring 2012 newsletter here to read an article about life after an ostomy.

Colorectal cancer is one of the few cancers that can be removed before it becomes cancer, or caught early enough to be cured.
 
Annual testing and a regular schedule of screenings beginning at age 50 for average risk patients can have a tremendous impact on reducing deaths caused by colorectal cancer. Find out more quick facts about colorectal cancer and how you can encourage your loved ones to get screened. 
 Track and TraceThe US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert that a counterfeit batch of bevacizumab has been found in the US.  The counterfeit version with a Roche Altuzan label was distributed by US company Medical Device King. 

Medical offices that have obtained any products from Medical Device King, Pharmalogical, or Taranis Medical should stop using the products and contact the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations to arrange for collections. 

Avastin is the only FDA-approved version of bevacizumab available for sale in the US. 

- Have you been diagnosed with stage IV metastatic colorectal cancer?

 

- Have you been treated with Avastin (bevacizumab)?

 

- Do you live in the United States?

 

Fight Colorectal Cancer is partnering with 23andme and 
Genentech to help researchers understand how genes play a role in a colorectal cancer patient's response to Avastin
   
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GOOD MORNING AMERICA 
Friday, March 1st!
gma cast

Keep an eye out for Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates wearing blue on ABC's Good Morning America on Friday, March 1st. Weatherman Sam Champion will be giving us a shout out!
 
Can drugs that help lower cholesterol also keep colon cancer from returning?

Researchers at the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP)
are seeking patients diagnosed with stage 0, I, II or III colorectal cancer in the past year. Get more information.


We are! Get ready to make your message loud and clear during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. 
 
Our online store is fully stocked with baseball caps, shirts (including the one pictured above), bracelets, blue star pins, tattoos, and brochures for events. 
 
photo collage

Each week in March, One Million Strong will be hosting a photo contest with a different theme with exciting prizes! We are looking for YOU to help show your strength and upload an image to participate and take part in the rally to be strong!

Week 1 of our photo contest started on February 25th.

Theme: Fitness/strength/1980s. Check our Facebook page for more details. 

Prizes: (1) One Million Strong T-shirt, (1) One Million Strong Fleece Jacket, (1) One Million Strong hat, and (1) awesome sweatband to keep rocking out your One Million Strong fitness madness look!
 
A new theme will begin on Monday, March 4th. Visit our Facebook page for details.
Advocate Lesa Yancey with Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal in 2012.
Ask your Governor or Mayor to proclaim March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

Click here for all the tools you need, including a sample cover letter to send to your governor and a checklist to keep track of your work. 
 
Spring 2013 thumbnail

 
In this issue:
 
- Profiles of One Million   
  Strong  
- March 2013 Calendar of    
  Events 
- Join One Million Strong
 

Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo.
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