In February 2000, President Clinton officially declared March as National Colon Cancer Awareness Month. This designated month has become a way for patients, caregivers, survivors and supporters to unite and educate the general public about the third-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Having a specific month set aside for colon cancer causes us to be more intentional about fundraising, hosting programs—and scheduling a colonoscopy!
Because colonoscopies are literally lifesavers, we needed to pack a little more punch into March and choose one day to encourage everyone to have their colonoscopy. National Screening Day offers an opportunity for everyone to get involved, no matter their age or risk. If you need a colonoscopy, you can schedule a screening on National Screening Day. Perhaps you are not old enough to need a colonoscopy. Never fear! You can still be a part of this special day. Here are some ways that you can get involved:
National Colon Cancer Awareness Month is a great way to create unity among patients, caregivers, survivors and the greater community. All of us, no matter how old or young, can play a key role in colon cancer awareness and prevention. Look for more news stories on StopColonCancerNow.com to give you more ideas on how to educate yourself and your loved ones about colon cancer.
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