| Dress in Blue Day fundraiser
National Dress in Blue Day is celebrated each year on the first Friday of March.
If that day doesn't work for you, don't worry! You can hold a Dress in Blue Day fundraiser or event any
time in March!
Use your voice to encourage your loved ones, office, community and beyond to get involved by creating a
Dress In Blue Day team and find your own style in expressing what blue means to you.
Host a Fundraiser
In the fight against colon cancer, every dollar counts. 86 cents of every dollar goes toward the Colon
patient support, education and national awareness programs. Choose a suggested fundraiser idea or come up with
your own plan to help raise money for these meaningful programs.
Medical Science Advisors
As a member of the Colon Cancer Alliance's Medical Scientific Advisory Committee,
we value your insights and expertise and look for you to serve in one or more of the following capacities:
- Contribute expert knowledge to Colon Cancer Alliance newsletter, blog and Website content.
- Provide colorectal cancer screening to applicants of the Blue Hope Prevention Award.
- Review content for grant applications.
- Review and provide content for white papers and research.
- Contribute to research and position papers.
- Serve as a media spokesperson in your specific area of expertise, such as:
- Primary Prevention
- Secondary Prevention
- Early detection
- Screening modalities and methods
- Adenoma detection rate
- Colorectal cancer treatment and advances
- Psychosocial issues associated with diagnosis and survivorship
Run/Walk Event Pre-Event UEC
Medical Community Outreach Chairperson- This role is responsible for helping the Run/Walk staff reach its local sponsorship goal by recruiting sponsors, company teams and participants within the medical community.
Community Outreach Chairperson- This role is responsible for helping the Run/Walk staff reach its local sponsorship goal by recruiting sponsors, company teams and participants from outside the medical community.
PR & Media Chairperson- This role is responsible for helping to make the general community aware of the Run/Walk. This includes outreach to all types of media.
Volunteer Coordinator Chairperson- This role is responsible for helping to recruit & coordinate volunteers for the Run/Walk.
Food & Beverage Chairperson- This role is responsible for helping to solicit & secure in-kind food donations for the Run/Walk.
Run/Walk Event Day
Set up- duties may include hanging signs, unpacking boxes, preparing sponsor booths, directing parking
Exhibit area- duties may include packet pickup, day-of registration, boxer distribution, food tent set up
Course- duties may include race marshal, water station, cheering along the route or at the finish line
Bike marshal- duties may include leading the runners, marshalling turns
Wear our mascot costume, the Hope Star
Clean up- duties may include packing boxes, taking down signs, cleaning the area
Photographer- must bring own camera
Host a community education event
Your story is one of the most powerful ways you can connect with your audience.
Use your experience to empower your friends, neighbors, coworkers and those you love with the information that can save a life.
Represent us at an outreach event, health fair or trade show
Man a table with colon cancer awareness information or tell your story at outreach events and health fairs. The Colon Cancer Alliance attends many trade shows throughout the country and are always looking
for volunteers to help us knock colon cancer out of the top three cancer killers.
Buddy Peer to Peer Support
The Colon Cancer Alliance's Buddy Program provides peer-to-peer support from those who have been there to new colon cancer
patients and caregivers.
Buddies are there to listen, offer support, and share their experiences and are matched based on stage, age, gender, and primary concerns.
Speakers Bureau: patients & professionals
You can make a difference in the fight against colon cancer by educating your community and by encouraging people to talk about this disease. Join our Speakers Bureau and tell your story at a colon cancer awareness event.