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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a chance to win prizes!

The purpose of the National Challenge is to champion “grass-roots” community projects in colorectal cancer screening and awareness and to engage participating organizations in an online community supportive of colorectal cancer screening efforts across the country. Past projects have included a dodge ball tournament, community health fairs and races to raise awareness of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.

Applications are due March 5, 2013 and community engagement activity must be completed by March 29, 2013. For more information on project requirements, including eligibility and selection, view the Guidelines and Application.

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Bring the Prevent Cancer Super Colon exhibit to your community by entering the 2013 National Challenge

  • FREE colorectal cancer resources for ALL applicants.
  • ALL individuals who VOTE will receive a “Preventable, Treatable, Beatable” Buddy Bracelet and a Blue Star pin.

The FIRST Prize Winner receives a $3,000 grant to support the winner’s community screening or awareness project, a Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit stop in the winner’s community ($10,000 value), a feature on the Prevent Cancer blog, an article in the Cancer PreventionWorks newsletter and acknowledgement on the Screening Saves Lives website. The Guidelines cover all prize information, including second-place ($1,500 grant) and third-place ($500 grant) prizes.

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

Send questions to Erica Childs Warner, Director, Outreach and Evaluation, at echilds@preventcancer.org.

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