March is one of the most exciting times of the year for us here at the Colon Cancer Coalition– #BlueforCRC, landmarks lit up across the country, golf tournaments, skiing, call on congress, and talking sh!t are all makes up one of the busiest times of the year for us. Take a look and see what we’re up to throughout March:
Join our new little friends as we talk about the signs and symptoms of colon cancer, and the screening optio
ns available to you! Don’t forget to follow us on social media to learn more about the importance of finding a doctor who believes your SH!T.
Our annual #BlueforCRC event is happening all March long! Join us by turning local landmarks, hospitals, or even your house #BlueforCRC and tag us with the results! Here’s one of our favorites:
Grateful to Houston for turning BLUE for #colorectalcancer awareness year after year! Over 60 buildings, landmarks, & businesses agreed to shine bright. If you see one snap a picture & post it with #BlueforCRC Thank you! @buffalobayou @ColonCancerCoal @FightCRC #crcsm #GITwitter pic.twitter.com/kYGOEchEjF
— Allison Rosen, MS (@ARosen380) March 10, 2022
This month we’ll continue to the stories of colorectal cancer survivors, patients, and caregivers. Join us in celebrating March by reading their stories, or submitting your own here.
Colon Cancer Coalition President Chris Evans at the White House
Colon Cancer Coalition President, Chris Evans, is invited to a Cancer Moonshot meeting with the Biden administration on March 10, 2023. Leaders from colorectal cancer advocacy organizations will meet with members of the Cancer Cabinet to discuss advancing screening and other support the administration can provide for colorectal cancer.
Our friends at Fight Colorectal Cancer are holding their annual Call on Congress event in Washington D.C. from March 12-14, and we’ll be there with over 40 other organizations for the United in Blue Rally on the National Mall, Monday, March 13. Rally day is followed by over 185 advocates storming Capitol Hill on Tuesday, March 14 to lobby policymakers for change.
We’ve got some exciting events upcoming for the month of March, including:
We are thrilled to be a part of this PGA Tour Champions event. March 3-5, 2023. Along with 150 patients, survivors, and advocates from 12 advocacy organizations, we will be celebrating survivors and patients, and watch some great golf! Find out about the pairings here..
Get Your Rear in Gear races kicked off in Austin last weekend! We have some excellent events returning, and even some new events this year! Can’t make it to an event, but want to contribute? Consider making a donation today! Find a March event below, and our complete series can be found here. Registrations for all 2023 events should be open soon.
Get Your Rear in Gear – Nashville, March 4
Get Your Rear in Gear – Baton Rouge, March 11
Get Your Rear in Gear – Bahamas, March 11
Get Your Rear in Gear – Fort Worth, March 19
Get Your Rear in Gear – Asheville, March 19
Get Your Rear in Gear – Charlotte, March 25
Fundraise Your Way events
Our Fundraise Your Way events are off to a strong start this year, with colorectal cancer awareness month packed full of fun! Take a look and find an event near you. Feeling inspired? Start your own event. All the details can be found on our website.
On March 18, 2023, Philadelphia is trading in their running shoes for dancing shoes. This amazing night will celebrate eight colon cancer survivors as they take the Runway for a Cure. The runway show is followed by dancing in the Booty Ball. Enjoy cocktail hour, plated dinner, open bar, music, dancing, silent auction, donation appeal, and so much more! Plus all the funds raised stay in the greater Philadelphia tri-state area to support colon cancer initiatives.
March 3, 2023, our friends at Beech Mountain Resort and Beech Mountain Brewing Co. are hosting an evening with musician Sam Bush for the Not So Gala Gala. Sam is a cancer survivor, and has won four International Bluegrass Music Association Mandolin Player of the Year Awards. This inaugural event is surely one to remember, and is all in support of our work here at the Colon Cancer Coalition. Get your tickets here.
March 4, 2023, also at Beech Mountain Resort, is the annual Runs for Buns! Runs for Buns works similar to our Get Your Rear in Gear events, but this time on skis! Participants can ask family and friends to pledge their ski run to the Colon Cancer Coalition. All proceeds from Runs for Buns supports our work raising education and awareness for colorectal cancer. Get registered here!
Our incredible volunteers in Hampton Roads, Virginia have organized an awareness walk for March 25, 2023. Walkers will be entered into a raffle, and all walkers will receive a t-shirt upon registration.
Join our friends at Hattiesberg GI Associates on March 31, 2023, and their second annual golf tournament benefiting the Colon Cancer Coalition!
Whether you start Talking Sh!t with your family, attend a Get Your Rear in Gear, invite a landmark to go BLUE or call your congressman, we hope you find a way to celebrate and recognize the patients, survivors, and caregivers in your life. And Happy Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
Tik Tok Lives
Join us for our upcoming Tik Tok Lives! Follow us here.
Thursday, March 9: Jen Beu at 7PM CST
Tuesday, March 14: Poop trivia with Goodwipes at 6PM CST
Sunday, March 26: Houston Local Event Director Allison Rosen at 7PM CST
Monday, March 20: Colon cancer patient and advocate JJ Singleton at 5:30PM CSTWhat is Colon Cancer? Who We Are Educational Materials