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ScreeningSaves.org: Ready for a Challenge?

Posted by PCF Admin on March 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
Mary Dempsey, Maureen Higgins, Mark Turcotte

To honor National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation launched the Screening Saves Lives Web site and issued a Screening Saves Lives National Challenge to community organizations to submit colorectal cancer screening and awareness projects and initiatives.  As part of the Challenge, organizations are asked to mobilize their communities to demonstrate their support by voting on the Web site. Top vote-getting projects move on to the judges, who will then choose the top ...

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 ...

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. ...