Springfield, Missouri, March 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On February 28, 2022, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden, EdD, sent a National statement declaring March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, urging the public to get tested. The statement comes just in time as Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), the nation’s leading advocacy organization, kicks off a month filled with colorectal cancer awareness activities. Throughout the month, Fight CRC advocates will push for more colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, more awareness, more funding and more research.
- On March 2, the Cleveland Cavaliers will host their annual Colon Cancer Awareness Night. In partnership with Fight CRC, the evening aims to raise awareness and support the fight against colon and rectal cancer.
- On March 2, Colorado advocates will gather at the Denver Capitol to celebrate recent legislative successes and lobby lawmakers for more.
- From March 13 to 18, Fight CRC will host United in bluethe first-ever installation highlighting CRC on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. More than 27,000 flags will be installed, representing people under the age of 50 who are expected to be diagnosed with CRC in 2030.
- On March 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. EST, Fight CRC will host a rally on the National Mall with members of Congress, CRC community leaders, survivors and advocates.
- On March 17, advocates from across the country will be present Appeal Congress, both virtually and in person. They will urge members of Congress to ask the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a strategic action plan for the CRC, to create a colorectal cancer research program within the Department of Defense (DoD), to increase funding for CRC screening and increase funding for CRC research.
- Throughout March, stories from Fight CRC Ambassadors will be featured by local mediaputting a face to the disease.
“We raise awareness relentlessly every March, but this year it’s different because there are even more lives at stake if we don’t act now,” said Fight CRC President Anjee Davis. “We need scientists, healthcare providers and patient organizations to push for more research. Data compels us to find a way to chart a new course as young lives rely on us for answers.
Throughout March, Fight CRC will be sharing stories of survivors, caregivers and loved ones on its blog, social media and podcast, and asking advocates to post #StrongArmSelfie (s) on social media; for every #StrongArmSelfie, $1 is donated to the cause.
The March 2022 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Campaign is sponsored by Amgen, Bristol Myers Squibb, Daiichi-Sankyo, Einstein Medical Center, Exact Sciences, Genentech, Guardant Health, Intuitive, Merck, Natera, No-Shave November, Seagen and Taiho Oncology . Join the fight on FightCRC.org.
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