Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Preventable. Treatable. Beatable.

Colorectal cancer screening saves lives. It is one of only a few cancers that can be prevented through screening. Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. The risk of developing colorectal cancer increases with advancing age. More than 90 percent of cases occur in people aged 50 or older. Building awareness is an important part of helping to increase screening and decrease mortality rates.

Join the Grassroots Movement

Mark Your Calendars

March is full of opportunities to learn, share and get involved. Mark your calendars for these upcoming events!


Celebrities, survivors, leaders & advocates will hit the “blue carpet” and share how getting screened for colorectal cancer and being educated about the disease can save your life. Join us and tune in as we interview celebrities and medical experts dedicated to furthering the cause…. Click here to learn more

March 18: Virtual Lobby Day

Fight Colorectal Cancer is organizing a "Call on Congress" in DC from March 18-20. Learn how you can maximize their impact with social media, phone calls and letter writing. Click here to learn more.


In this month’s webinar, Leslie Welch, Childhood Development Specialist, shares important information and tips on how to talk to your kids about your cancer diagnosis. Click here to learn more

Take Action

There are countless ways to take action on Colorectal Cancer. Here are just a few ideas from our partner organizations. 

Urge Your Senators to Support the Removing Barriers to CRC Screening Act

Screening colonoscopy is covered under Medicare without beneficiary cost sharing, but if a polyp is removed during screening, the patient is required to pay a coinsurance. This Policy is unfair and confusing to patients and deters screening. 

Contact your representatives in congress to earch them to pass the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (S. 2348/H.R. 1070). 

Who is my representative?

Join or Start an Undy Run/Walk

Find an Undy Run/Walk in your area. Click here to learn more

Don't see one in your area? Get a group together and start your own! Click here to learn more.

Become a Grassroots Advocate with Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer will provide you the tools and knowledge to make an impact with legislators and in your community. Click here to learn more

Take the 80% Pledge

The pledge represents a commitment to work towards increasing the number of people screened for colorectal cancer and substantially reducing colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. Click here to learn more

Declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Tell your governor to declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Click here to learn more

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Advocacy Toolkit

Download this toolkit full of federal and state advocacy resources, tools and media by clicking here

Spread the Word/Patient Resources

Send eCard reminders to get screened!

American Cancer Society Helpline

The American Cancer Society can help people with cancer and their loved ones find programs and services to manage their lives through treatment and recovery, as well as the emotional support they need. Interested parties can call 800.227.2345 or click here to learn more

Find Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers provide many services regardless of insurance status. Patients can find community health centers by clicking here.

Social Media

Share Your Stories

Spread the word and learn how to submit your story by clicking here


A #StrongArmSelfie is an easy, fun way to show your support in the fight against colorectal cancer. Take a "selfie" while flexing your best "strong arm" pose. Then, post it online to show your support and encourage colorectal cancer screening. Each post, retweet or share of a #StrongArmSelfie sends $1 to Fight CRC (Up to $55,000 in 2018)! Questions? Check out the Q&A Blog about the #StrongArmSelfie.

Be a Social Media Champion

Fight Colorectal Cancer has all the tools you need to take social media by storm this March. Click here to learn more

Prevention Resources

Share the knowledge and encourage others to get screened with these prevention resources.

Share this "Screening Quiz"