“This is a problem with a solution. The solution is awareness of the colorectal cancer problem and getting screened.”
– Dr. Thomas K. Weber, Founder, Colon Cancer Foundation
My late father Dr. Thomas Weber founded the Colon Cancer Foundation (CCF) because he recognized the power of preventing colorectal cancer and diagnosing it early through screenings. The screenings identify precancerous polyps and early stage growths that doctors can remove.
The CCF has now led the mission of raising awareness and increasing screenings for 19 years.
As we enter Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, you can take direct action today to solve the colorectal cancer problem and save lives:
Talk to your doctor about getting a colonoscopy if you are 45 years or older. If you are younger than 45 but have one or more family members that were diagnosed with colorectal cancer, ask your doctor if you should start screening earlier.
Participate and help increase visibility for CCF’s awareness campaigns and fund colorectal cancer screenings.
- Visit Let’s Get Screened, our revitalized campaign and toolkit to increase screenings. Here you’ll find screening resources, social media sharing tools, and even meet CCF’s advocates and champions.
- Run or Walk the 19th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge on March 27, 2022.
Donate Now: The funds collected through your fundraising efforts enable us to reach more people with life saving public awareness, prevention, and research programs.
Two Reasons to Show Your Support
Reason #1: Screenings were down due to COVID-19 but are beginning to pick up again. That’s great news, but it is critical that colonoscopy rates grow past pre-pandemic levels to save lives.
Reason #2: Deaths from colorectal cancer in people ages 0-49 are increasing. Educating our friends and family with high risk factors can help identify and treat the disease in young people.
CCF’s March Awareness events, tools, and resources are designed to maximize the impact of your donations.
Thank you for taking action!
P.S. Your support, plus our ongoing work to mobilize the medical community to address colorectal cancer in young people with the Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Summit, will make a difference!