Help increase screening and prevention for colon & rectal cancer.


Safer-At-Home: Week Two

If you’re like us, keeping up on the news of the day while staying at home is stressful and causing anxiety. The current reality is scary and uncertain. You are still in our daily thoughts, and we can get through this together.

In week two of our Safer-at-Home series get your body moving, escape to brave new places, eat some good food, and take time for yourself.

And from everyone at the Colon Cancer Coalition, please take care.


Music | Free Online Concerts

Each week National Public Radio (NPR) updates a list of live concerts in all musical genres that you can watch and enjoy for the comfort of home!

NPR Concert List

Relaxation | Wind River Relaxation CDs for download

Get Your Rear in Gear – Charlotte grant recipient Wind River offers a variety of support programs for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Download some free relaxation and meditation tracks.

Reduce stress, quiet your mind and help you drift off sleep.  

Disc One includes an hour of easy to follow Guided Imagery tracks which are like mini-vacations! A Day at the Beach, Visit a Healing Waterfall, Walk in the woods with an Apple Orchard, and more!

Disc Two has 60 magical minutes of our creek sounds with seven heart soothing instrumental pieces that ‘float’ on top of the babbling water.

Wind River Relaxation Downloads

Safeer at Home San Diego Zoo KoalaVirtual Tour | Good Housekeeping’s Top 30 Virtual Tours

Includes museums, zoos, aquariums, and theme parks!

Virtual Tours

Social Media | #ASonnetADay

Famed British actor Sir Patrick Strewart is working his way through Shakespear’s 154 sonnets by reading #ASonnetADay to viewers. Head to Twitter and search for @SirPatStew or #ASonnetADay.


YouTube | Life as a Cancer Survivor

In this YouTube Series, stage III colorectal cancer survivor Jelena Tompkins reflects back on her time as a patient, and covers topics like symptoms and diagnosis, to the side effects of treatments and surgeries, and how completing treatment doesn’t mean you’ll ever get your “normal life” back. She keeps it real and offers other patients honest insight into life with cancer.

Life as a Cancer Survivor

Family Time | Virtual Disneyland Parade

Disney Parks may be closed, but Disneyland has made their parade virtual for all the watch and enjoy!

Virtual Disneyland Parade

Podcast | Crime Junkie

Recommended by: Sarah DeBord, Communications and Program Manager

Recommended to me by a slew of friends who know my love of crime shows, I finally subscribed before a solo road trip and loved it. The 4 hours passed faster than ever, and I looked forward to my return trip and any chance I had to get in the car and listen after that. The host, Ashley Flowers, revisits cold cases and old cases, many from small towns you’ve never heard of and stories that never made national news. She also dissects some of the bigger cases that played out on national media, but strips them of speculation and inflammatory assumptions. Every show is diverse and the cadence of her storytelling keeps me coming back for more!

Crime Junkie Podcast

Community Connections

GRYT Health

GRYT Health connects patients and caregivers to others with shared experience and to information relevant to their journey. Programs include the GRYT Health app where patients, survivors, and caregivers can connect to others with similar experiences, and to tailored information that helps users become more aware of options specific to needs or diagnosis.

GRYT Health

All are welcome for the upcoming virtual Mental Health Summit on April 25. 100% free and 100% online. Registration required.

GRYT Health Mental Health Summit


Strength Challenge Week 2Cancer Wellness for Life | Summer Strength Challenge Week 2

Last summer we partnered with Get Your Rear in Gear – Kansas City grant recipient Cancer Wellness for Life to create a workout program focused just on cancer patients and survivors working to build strength and stamina. Each week some simple yet effective exercises are introduced by trainer Sami and Jerry Mansfield that can be done in your home with stuff you already have on hand.

Strength Challenge Week 2

The Cancer Support Center | Chair Yoga with Kelly and Cecily

The Cancer Support Center provides patient support in Illinois, and is a grant recipient of Get Your Rear in Gear – Tinley Park.

Chair Yoga


Cancer Dietician | Energy Bites 

Julie Lanford MPH, RD, CSO, LDN with Get Your Rear in Gear – Winston-Salem grant recipient Cancer Services offers nutrition help to cancer patients and survivors on how to eat well during and after treatment. Here is one of her latest recipes.

Energy Bites


1 cup oats
1/3 cup coconut
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 cup chocolate chips or raisins (optional)
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract


Stir together ingredients. Use mini cookie scoop to scoop cookies onto cookie tray or ice cube tray. Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set, then put in container and store in fridge or freezer.

Energy Bites

You can read more about nutrition and find more recipes from Julie at


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