CCA Spotlight IN THIS ISSUE The CCA National Conference Returns: Save the Date CCA Spotlight Please mark your calendars to attend Family Matters: What You and Your Family Need to Know about Colon Cancer. Join us in Denver, CO at the Marriott at City Center June 23-25. Learn from national experts about: Get Involved Profiles in Courage Upcoming Events QUICK LINKS Donate Now Become a CCA Member Shop CCA About the CCA When family members should be screened or receive genetic testing. How to design a treatment plan (for the newly diagnosed). Options for those with advanced disease. Tips for living with colon cancer: legal and employment, financial, parenting, sex and body image, fertility and pregnancy, living with an ostomy, and more. The conference will begin with a welcome reception Thursday evening, followed by a full day of conference sessions on Friday, and will culminate in the Denver Undy 5000 on Saturday, June 25. You are not alone. Make new friends with others like you! In The News Screening: Many Skip Follow-up Tests for Colon Cancer Dr. Oz Cancer Scare, "Dumb Luck Saved My Life" Compound Discovered in Florida Keys Shows Early Promise as Colon Cancer Treatment Vectibix(R) Phase 3 Studies for Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Registration will open in late January 2011. Registration cost will be $99 for an individual, $149 for a couple and $199 for a family of four. Travel and hotel costs not included in registration fee. New Fund Strikes a Chord with Patients to Help Fight High Cost of Care A cancer diagnosis can create financial demands that many families are simply unable to meet. The CCA, our Patient Support Team and Board Member, Charlie Kelley have joined forces and are proud to announce the creation of the Blue Note Fund. After a colon cancer diagnosis at age 40, Kelley was all too aware of the financial burden that accompanies cancer. "When you're fighting cancer, the last thing you want to think about is a bill you can't pay,” says Kelley. “I knew I needed to find a way to help others who Cancer Published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology Please visit our homepage for the latest CRC news. A Special Thanks The CCA would like to thank Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the manufacturer of pills used for colonoscopy prep, for selecting us as a recipient of their Charity Challenge Promotion at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) Annual Scientific Meeting, taking place Oct. 15-20, 2010. were going through this." By giving to the Blue Note Fund, you will help a family who might be struggling to pay the rent, utilities, or even put food on the table. Sometimes the most important thing a cancer patient needs is a little hope. You can help us provide hope to patients and their families by making a donation today. Thanks for Helping Us Turn DC Blue Thank you to everyone who helped the CCA turn Washington, DC blue the week of September 26! Together, we hosted 15 informational and fundraising events, attended by more than 2,000 people. Through outreach including radio, flyers, and even the airing of the CCA’s Screen My Colon PSA on Nationals Ballpark’s giant screen, DC Goes Blue reached more than 20,000 people in Washington, DC! Additionally, Georgetown Lombardi and Howard University Cancer Center are providing free colon cancer screening tests for eligible DC residents all year. Learn more and find out how to set up your screening. If you would like to help us make next year's event even more successful, contact us to join our planning committee for 2011. View photos from DC Goes Blue events and the DC Undy 5000. Get Involved You Can Help Us Raise $25,000 to Fight Colon Cancer Colon cancer starts small, and spreads through procrastination. That’s why you need to Find it First. Olympus and the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) are joining forces to encourage at-risk Americans to commit to being screened for colon cancer. If you are age 50 or older, have a family history of colon cancer or have other risk factors, you should commit to be screened at FinditFirst.com. For each screening commitment, Olympus will donate $1 (up to $25,000 total) to the CCA. In addition to making a commitment to be screened, visitors will also be invited to join Olympus and the CCA in urging their congressional representatives to support legislation that ensures all Americans access to life-saving colon cancer screening. Make the commitment at FinditFirst.com, get screened and tell your friends and loved ones! Profiles in Courage In December 2007, at only 35 years old, Arty was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer after suffering for 12 years with ulcerative colitis. After an eight month hiatus to have surgery and recover, Arty returned to work as a police detective, then began chemotherapy. In March 2010, Arty received the good news that he was in remission. Last month, Arty brought 60 fellow police officers together to raise over $3,000 and participate in the Philadelphia Undy 5000 as team Stolen Colon. Arty is committed to helping others through their colorectal cancer journey as a CCA Buddy, "I joined and am very proud to be part of the CCA's Buddy Program. It is a terrific program that allows me to share my story and encourage others to fight through their disease and let them know things can, and will, get better." Upcoming Events October 24 - Cincinnati Undy 5000 October 30 - Dallas Undy 5000 October 30 - Phoenix Undy 5000 November 3; 8:00 PM EST - My CRC Connections Chat Financial Implications of a Cancer Diagnosis November 13 - Atlanta Undy 5000 November 20 - Boston Conversations about Colorectal Cancer Seminar Please visit our Blue Star Calendar for a listing of all colorectal cancer events. www.ccalliance.org | (877) 422-2030 JOIN OUR CAUSE The Colon Cancer Alliance is committed to ending the suffering and death caused by colorectal cancer. The Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501( c ) 3 corporation. Colon Cancer Alliance, Inc., 1025 Vermont Ave., NW, Ste 1066, Washington, DC 20005 View this message as HTML in your browser. Forward this message.
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