Now is the time to plan creative ways to encourage the people in your life to take colon cancer seriously and get screened on time.
Here are 3 great ways to get involved in March:
- Tell your co-workers to get screened. Make awareness month fun by having an in-office fundraiser. Tell everyone to wear blue on March 4th, and post a photo on your company’s social media. Be sure to pick up screening education pamphlets from our office and hand them out to everyone in your office. *Email firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate a pick up time!
- Talk to your family about your family history. Send a text, tag them in a social media post, or get everybody together for a meal, and start the discussion about cancer in your family. Don’t know what questions to ask? Check out these resources to get started. **Remember, if you have an immediate family member with a history of polyps or cancer, you need to start screening at age 40 or younger. If you don’t have a family history, make sure everyone 45+ has been screened and make sure everyone knows what symptoms to look out for, no matter how old they are.
- Dress in blue on Friday, March 4th and post on social media. Tell your friends and followers why colon cancer screening and prevention is so important. Borrow any facts/statistics from our website or the American Cancer Society. Go the next level by picking up screening education pamphlets from our office and handing them to people you pass! *Email email@example.com to coordinate a pick up time!