Navigation Links
Cities Go Blue for Colon Cancer

WASHINGTON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) today announced the launch of its national awareness campaign, Cities Go Blue for Colon Cancer. Philadelphia, PA has been selected as the inaugural host city with events kicking off on September 26-27, 2009.

"The purpose of the nationwide Cities Go Blue for Colon Cancer campaign is to promote awareness about colorectal cancer, by encouraging people to get screened and providing information and support to survivors and caregivers," said Andrew Spiegel, CEO of the Colon Cancer Alliance. "Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the country and we need to make sure that everyone who should be screened is getting screened and those living with the disease have the information and support they need to improve their quality of life. Philadelphia has been selected as our kick-off city and we're excited to work with community partners on a series of informative and fun events geared toward increasing knowledge of colon cancer and saving lives in the process."

The CCA is working with cities throughout the nation to host future Cities Go Blue for Colon Cancer campaigns with the ultimate goal of all 50 states supporting the campaign in the years ahead. Events held in each selected city will include a free educational seminar, Conversations about Colorectal Cancer, Finding HOPE in Your Community, CCA's annual Undy 5000 5K run as well as other informative and entertaining events provided by community partners.

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in both men and women in the US. It is expected to cause about 49,920 deaths during 2009. When detected and diagnosed early through regular screening, it can be treated quickly and effectively.

For more information go to For sponsorship opportunities or media inquiries, contact Andrew Spiegel at or call (202) 434-8996.

About the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)

The CCA is the nation's leading colorectal cancer organization, focused on meeting patient, survivor and caregiver needs by providing them information and support through its Online Colorectal Cancer Community, My CRC Connections, Conversations about Colorectal Cancer, Finding HOPE in Your Community regional seminars, Buddy Program and Toll-Free Help line. The CCA is working to get people talking about their colon's health and to promote early screenings through education and fun events such as the Undy 5000 (, 5K run walks that take place across the county; Cities Go Blue for Colon Cancer campaign and the annual Dress in Blue Day.

SOURCE Colon Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. ASTRO, Wellness Community South Bay Cities Join to Promote Cancer Survivorship
2. Cities Say Restaurant Nutrition Information Crucial in Fighting Obesity
3. Young Twin Cities Boy Shows There is Life After Cancer
4. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Launches Effort in Five Michigan Cities with Department of Community Health to Enroll Uninsured Children in MIChild
5. New Report Finds U.S. Cities More Vulnerable Than Ever to Rodent Infestation
6. ICMA/CIGNA Survey: U.S. Cities and Counties Begin to Focus on Health Risks and Costs
7. Caffeine Survey Reveals Most, Least Caffeinated Cities
8. Attitudes toward mammography differ across ethnicities, cultures, backgrounds
9. 10 Cities to Participate in Live Well! Life Beyond Cancer Program Sponsored by The Wellness Community and the Lance Armstrong Foundation
10. Abortion Opponents in 59 Cities Prepare Focused 40-Day Campaign to Counter Impact of Roe v. Wade
11. Genetic town halls to be held in 5 US cities
Post Your Comments:
(Date:6/25/2016)... Canada (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional ... pursuit of success. In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can ... risk more than just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... , ... Comfort Keepers® of San Diego, CA is excited to announce they ... to drive cancer patients to and from their cancer treatments. Comfort Keepers provides ... life and ongoing independence. Getting to and from medical treatments is one of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Venture Construction Group (VCG) sponsors ... on June 20th at the Woodmont Country Club at 1201 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, ... to helping service members that have been wounded in battle and their families. Venture ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... BOGOTA, Colombia , June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a ... second affiliate in Latin America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today ... Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . One ... Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier members ... through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Volumes: Global Analysis (United States, China, Japan, Brazil, United ... to their offering. ... healthcare business planners, provides surgical procedure volume data in ... with an in-depth analysis of growth drivers and inhibitors, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: