Invite Your Community to “Go Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

This year Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Coalition again invite you to go “Beyond the Proclamation.”

Engage civic and business leaders to light landmarks blue in March. Raise awareness about colorectal cancer and the importance of screening in every community.

Blue Star States

Blue lights in Houston TX 2019

What can you do?

1. Invite local landmarks and health care centers to “go blue” for the month, a week, or just one night in March.

2. Request a COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH proclamation from your city’s mayor or county commissioner.

  .Download the Step-by-Step Guide

SAMPLE TWEETS

(include photo if possible)

  1. 1 in 23 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime. Thank you [tagged landmark or city] for going BLUE to support patients and survivors during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. #BlueForCRC #CRCAdvocacy #colorectalcancer #80ineverycommunity @gyrig @fightcrc
  2. For Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, I’m excited that [tagged landmark or city] is going BLUE to help raise awareness and encourage life-saving screenings for colon and rectal cancer. #BlueForCRC #CRCAdvocacy #80ineverycommunity #colorectalcancer @gyrig @fightcrc

FREE educational resources available

Share with your family and friends, at places of worship, health fairs, and public events.
Talk about the importance of life-saving colon and rectal cancer screening.

Easy to read, easy to share, and available in multiple languages.

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TIPS AND TRICKS

From volunteer Allison Rosen

  1. Allison Rosen at #BlueforCRC press conference in HoustonStart early, it is hard to get people to commit at the last minute.
  2. If you see a building that was another color (like pink for breast cancer awareness) it has the potential to turn blue.
  3. No place is too small, if a bank or other business is blue, call them. The more buildings and landmarks the better.
  4. If a company, medical center, or business doesn’t have lights ask if they would be willing to wear blue on a certain date and post to social using #BlueforCRC to create social media buzz.
  5. Share the unified messaging and ask those participating to tweet, share it on social. They like it when they are given exactly what to say.

See all of Allison’s tips in the Step-By-Step Guide.

Thank you for your partnership! Fight Colorectal Cancer

Beyond the Proclamation 2020

#BlueForCRC

Twitter

Twin Cities - save the date for our annual MN Blue Reception. March 12, 2020. #MNBlue #BlueforCRC @MNGIhealth https://t.co/DDBExmEorH https://t.co/f2wtK6Zof3
Colon Cancer Coalition
Houston! You've got less than month to find, ride, and snap a photo with one of two BLUE @HoustonBCycle bikes as part of the Houston BCycle Challenge! @buzzmagazines @GYRIGHouston #BlueforCRC https://t.co/B4QEhCltNx
Colon Cancer Coalition
Houston weekend warriors! Take on the @HoustonBCycle Challenge. Find 1 of 2 BLUE bikes for a chance to win, and raise some #colorectalcancer awareness while you ride around town! @buzzmagazines @GYRIGHouston #BlueforCRC https://t.co/B4QEhCltNx
Colon Cancer Coalition
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