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. Learn more about how you can get involved here

Join the Grassroots Movement

Take Action

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

Join or Start an Undy Run/Walk

Find an Undy Run/Walk in your area. Learn more > 

Don't see one in your area? Get a group together and start your own! 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. 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. Learn more > 

Declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Tell your governor to declare March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more > 

Prevent Cancer Foundation's Advocacy Toolkit

Download this toolkit full of federal and state advocacy resources, tools and media. 

Spread the Word/Patient Resources

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.

Social Media

Share Your Stories

Spread the word and learn how to submit your story


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! 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. Learn more > 

Prevention Resources

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