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Breaking Boundaries Program Honors Colorectal Cancer Survivors for Outstanding Leadership Achievements
Date:3/11/2008

New Program Seeks to Break Down Boundaries That Can Limit Treatment Options

for Older Colorectal Cancer Patients

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C3) will announce today the 2008 award recipients of the Breaking Boundaries program, an initiative aimed at raising awareness of the need to break down the boundaries that can limit appropriate treatment of older colorectal cancer patients. Breaking Boundaries honors the outstanding leadership achievements of older patients who have been successfully treated for colorectal cancer and continue to serve their communities and other patients.

Three extraordinary women will be recognized for their valuable leadership contributions during the Breaking Boundaries Awards Dinner and Reception as the culmination of the C3 annual "Call-on Congress" advocacy initiative during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March. Representatives of C3 and renowned thought leader in oncology, Dr. Richard Goldberg, associate director of The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of North Carolina, selected the award recipients.

As part of the C3 Call-on Congress, on Tuesday, March 11th, the three Breaking Boundaries honorees will visit their Members of Congress in their Capitol Hill offices to lobby for legislation that will guarantee access to colorectal cancer screening for millions of Americans.

"We initiated the Breaking Boundaries program as a way to showcase older colorectal cancer patients who exemplify what can be achieved when appropriately treated," said Carlea Bauman, President, C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition. "We are thrilled to honor older Americans who have come through colorectal cancer treatment to make a difference in their own lives and in the lives of others."

A key objective of Breaking Boundaries is to highlight the need for older colorectal cancer patients to have equal access to the full range of
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