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Young Advocates Turn Loss Into Inspiration

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on March 1st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Twin sisters Hailey and Alyssa celebrated their 11th birthday in December. It is a bittersweet day for them and their family – the joy of their birth was accompanied by an unthinkable tragedy. Their father died the evening they were born, eleven years ago, from colorectal cancer. The girls never knew their father. But they’ve carried forward his legacy by becoming young advocates for colorectal cancer prevention. I had the opportunity to meet these two amazing girls ...

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon in Portland, Oregon

Posted by PCF Admin on February 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Check out a wonderful survivor's story as snow and the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ came together this week to Portland, Oregon.  The media had a busy day as they covered the nearly 500 people that turned out for the event, in spite of the weather.   Sponsored by the Providence Cancer Center and The Oregon Clinic this fabulous day-long community event had tours, presentations, information, experts to answer questions, healthy snack samples and prize drawings. The great ...

Part II: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 23rd, 2011 | No Comments »

Yes, that’s me!  Strange as it might seem, it is a good moniker to have if you travel with a 20 ft. long, 8 ft. high giant inflatable colon.  The Prevent Cancer Super Colon™ exhibit helps bring colorectal cancer awareness, and a message of early detection, to communities all across America.  If you read Part I: The Super Colon Lady Gets a Colonoscopy you know that, like many people, I had been dragging my feet about ...

What is the Colorectal Cancer Control Program?

Posted by Janet Hudson on February 16th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is funding a Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) across the United States for five years to help 25 states and 4 tribes combine the efforts of their communities and partner organizations to change the face of colorectal cancer screening. The CRCCP's goal is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among men and women aged 50 years and older from about 64% to 80% in the funded states by 2014. ...