March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Get Involved Today!

by Ms. Wendy Nickel of Colorectal Cancer Alliance

Posted to Announcement on 2/19/2019 at 3:20 PM

{"ops":[{"insert":"135,000 people in the United States will hear the words, “you have colorectal cancer,” this year. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths and over 50,000 will die this year from the disease. In Philadelphia alone, over 300 people will lose their lives. And yet, colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. Screening saves lives, but more than a third of eligible Americans have not had a colonoscopy or at-home stool testing.  \n\nMarch is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. . The Colorectal Cancer Alliance offers a number of resources you can download for free: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":". Your employees can also get involved by hosting a “Dress in Blue Day” at your company. For more information on hosting an awareness or fundraising event, please see the following link: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".  We are seeking sponsorship for a major multi-media awareness campaign in Philadelphia and the support of our business community is welcomed and appreciated. Finally, you can support Philadelphia’s prevention efforts by offering “wellness” days to your employees that provide them with time for colorectal cancer or other health screenings without taking time from vacation or sick days. \nFor information on supporting our work, employee awareness programs, lunch and learns, free resources, or other questions, contact Wendy Nickel, Vice President of Prevention at the Colorectal Cancer Alliance: "},{"attributes":{"link":""},"insert":""},{"insert":".  \n"}]}

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