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Vote now for your favorite 2013 Challenge project! The third annual Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge features 10 projects from across the country. From educating employees at work sites in Virginia and Pennsylvania to distributing colorectal cancer screening kits in Mississippi and Nebraska, read about the valuable work of the 2013 applicants and cast your vote!

Colorectal cancer is preventable, yet over 142,000 people are expected to be diagnosed with the disease in 2013. The Prevent Cancer Foundation realizes the importance of screening and awareness programs on the local level and created the National Challenge as a way to champion grassroots community projects.

screeningsavesvotesblogVoting ends March 29 and is followed by a review of the applications. The winners will be announced April 9. All individuals who vote will receive a “Preventable, Treatable, Beatable” Buddy Bracelet and a Blue Star pin.

All Challenge applicants will receive educational resources and an electronic media toolkit to help promote their projects. To become eligible for the Challenge prizes, each applicant must also fulfill a community engagement requirement. The first-place winner will receive a $3,000 grant for their project, a Prevent Cancer Super Coloncommunity stop ($10,000 value), a feature on the Prevent Cancer blog, an article in the Cancer PreventionWorks newsletter, and will be highlighted on the Screening Saves Lives website. To read more about the selection process, the community engagement requirement and prizes for second-place ($1,500 grant) and third-place ($500), see the Guidelines.

The Screening Saves Lives website – www.screeningsaves.org – is the home base for the Challenge where you can join Our Community, learn more about colorectal cancer, post stories and vote for the 2013 challenge entries.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss and share information about colorectal cancer and to support grassroots community organizations that are involved daily in colorectal cancer education and screening efforts.

For more information about the National Challenge or if you have any question contact Erica Childs Warner, Director, Outreach and Evaluation, at echilds@preventcancer.org