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Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the United States, but it doesn't have to be. If everybody age 50 or older had regular screening tests, 60 percent of deaths from this cancer could be avoided. We encourage you to join the fight against cancer and use the following materials in your organization and community to increase awareness and the importance of prevention of this disease. Together we can make a difference!


Dress in Blue Day is March 3, 2017. Blue is the color of colorectal cancer awareness and people are encouraged to wear blue to raise awareness. Dress in Blue is also a fundraising organization. If you would like more information or resources please visit the Colon Cancer Alliance Dress in Blue Day website here.


The North Dakota Colorectal Cancer Round Table has developed materials to Turn North Dakota Blue for the whole month of March. This is meant to increase awareness and generate conversations about colorectal cancer and screening!


Turn ND Blue Photo Contest

Turn ND Blue Photo Contest Instructions and Release Forms 2017, from NDCC Screening and Early Detection Workgroup

Ask Me Why I'm Blue sticker template (Avery labels)


80% by 2018 Initiative

80% by 2018 Initiative Information and sign up

80% by 2018 Communications Guide (Reviewed 1/2017)


Tool-kits and Social Media Resources

North Dakota CRC Awareness Toolkit 2017, Developed by NDCCRT Public Awareness Workgroup

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit 2017, Developed by George Washington Institute

How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice


Fact Sheets

CRC Fact Sheet (Reviewed 1/2017)

Tips to Reduce Your CRC Risk (Reviewed 1/2017)



Spokesperson Poster Sample
Community Poster Sample 1 - Get Screened
Community Poster Sample 2 - Family History


Display Board Pieces

Colorectal Cancer Displayboard (Reviewed 1/2017)


Presentations and Videos

CRC Prevention Presentations and Videos


CDC Campaigns

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Screen for Life" Campaign


Other Resources

Provider Discussion Points for CRC Screening (Reviewed 1/2017)

Healthcare Staff Discussion Points for CRC Screening (Reviewed 1/2017)

Screening Information for those under 50

CRC Crossword Puzzle

CRC Crossword Puzzle Answers


Colorectal Cancer Friendly Recipes and Food

Rate Your Fiber Fitness

Fast Fiber Facts

Add Fiber to Your Diet

Health Benefits of Whole Grains

Now Serving Beans