Colorectal cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men and women. Most people do not realize that colorectal cancer is highly preventable with regular screening and has a high treatment success rate if caught early.
The Colon Cancer Alliance helps to serve all those touched by colorectal cancer as the largest patient advocacy organization dedicated to this disease. Our mission is to knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers. We are doing this by championing prevention, funding cutting-edge research and providing the highest quality free of charge patient support services.
We spoke with Alison, the Development Manager at Colon Cancer Alliance who said, " I am extremely impressed with the Colon Cancer Alliance’s dedication to mission and whom we serve. This organization has allowed me to be part a cause bigger than myself and in some small way, give back to those who need it most."
DID YOU KNOW?
• One in twenty people in their lives with be diagnosed with colorectal cancer
• In 2000, President Clinton set March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
• The American Cancer Society estimates that out of the roughly 140,000 people who will be diagnosed this year, approximately 50,000 will die. This is why getting screened regularly is so important because it has a high treatment success rate if caught early.
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
First, participate in Colon Cancer Awareness Month! During the entire month, The Colon Cancer Alliance celebrates patients and survivors as well as work to raise awareness and funds to help support our mission. Throughout March, there are plenty of ways everyone can get involved in spreading the word. Visit www.ccalliance.org/events to see what’s happening near you!
Secondly, donated to their cause! Bravelets is proud to partner with them this month and offer a 25% off coupon for any product purchased in support of The Colon Cancer Alliance! Use coupon code: CCALLIANCE25
Most Importantly - remember that when it comes to colon cancer, tomorrow CAN'T wait. Get screened if you are over 50 years old!