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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, sixty 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 Instructions and Release Forms, 2017, from NDCC Screening and Early Detection Workgroup

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

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

80% by 2018 Initiative Information and sign up

Other Colorectal Cancer Awareness Resources:

Screening Information for those under 50

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Social Media Toolkit (George Washington Institute 2017)

CRC Fact Sheet (Reviewed 1/2017)

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

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

Colorectal Cancer Displayboard (Reviewed 1/2017)

Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines - Average Risk 

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

GW Cancer Institute CRC Awareness Social Media Toolkit (Newest 2015)

How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice

 CRC Prevention Presentations and Videos

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

 CRC Crossword Puzzle

 CRC Crossword Puzzle Answers

Spokesperson Poster Sample

Community Poster Sample 1 (Get Screened)

Community Poster Sample 2 (Family History)

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