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Get Your Phones Ready to Butt-in to Congress
Want to see the dream of a National Colorectal Cancer Screening Program become a reality? Then join us for the Congressional Butt-in, March 2nd and 3rd, 2011 – a phone blitz to Congress in support of a program that will make colorectal cancer screenings available to at-risk Americans.
Call 1-866-615-3375 anytime on March 2nd or 3rd from 9 AM to 5:30 PM Eastern.
Your call really will make a difference! Legislators want and need to hear from patients, survivors and caregivers like you. Your call will take five minutes and could help save thousands of lives. Our goal is to generate calls from all 50 United States. Will you help us?
Become A Virtual Colorectal Cancer Lobbyist
On March 9th, participants of the Colorectal Cancer Coalition's Call-on Congress will be on Capitol Hill urging their lawmakers to support five key pieces of legislation. You can elevate their voices by joining in our Virtual Lobby Day. This is your chance to join your Capitol-storming peers in the fight against colorectal cancer without having to leave home.
Register for one of the online training sessions below. During that training, we will give you the tools you need to be a successful advocate on March 9th. (Remember, you only need to attend one of the online training sessions.)
Join Congressman Michael Burgess on the Next Advocate Chat
Wed., February 16, 2011
8 – 9 PM Eastern
The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is pleased that U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) will join us on our Grassroots Advocate Chat this Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 8 – 9 PM Eastern.
As a physician serving in Congress, Rep. Burgess has a unique insight that he is eager to share with you. Join us and hear from him about colorectal cancer issues that will be addressed this Congress.
Colon Cancer Survivors Needed for Research Study
Do you have colon cancer? Are you done – or almost done – with your treatment? If so, you are invited to join a research study looking to increase physical activity in colon cancer survivors. The study is open to anyone who has completed treatment for colon cancer, is 18 or older and is within a year of diagnosis.
To learn more or join the study, call 800-361-5481. The study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and is being conducted by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in partnership with the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Hartford Hospital.
Download Our 2010 Annual Report
The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is proud to present our 2010 Annual Report. Read about our year of incredible progress and learn how you can help us continue the fight.
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Calendar of Events
March 2nd & 3rd: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's Congressional Butt-in (see item at left)
March 3rd: CancerCare's "Current Developments in the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer" Telephone Workshop
March 4th: Colon Cancer Alliance's "Dress in Blue Day"
March 8th & 9th: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's Call-on Congress. Follow the event on Twitter.
March 9th: Colorectal Cancer Coalition's Virtual Lobby Day (see item at left)
March 23rd – 25th: Prevent Cancer Foundation's "Dialogue for Action"
Be properly attired for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Stop by our online store for shirts, pins, bracelets, bumper stickers and more. You can also download free awareness materials.
Patient Webinars Available Online
Looking for information to help you with your cancer care?
View past patient webinars from the Colorectal Cancer Coalition.
Winter '11 Momentum Available Online
In this issue:
- Finding Colorectal Cancer Earlier
- Get a Proclamation in Your State
- Talking With Your Family About Health Histories
- What Does a CEA Level Indicate?
Colorectal Cancer Coalition Answer Line Takes Your Calls
Get answers to your questions about your disease, treatment options and available clinical trials. Answer Line Associates are ready to take your call Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern.
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