You have until March 31 to help Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), the nation’s largest advocacy organization dedicated to colon and rectal cancers, with their efforts to fundraise and “Get Behind A Cure.”
By posting an arm-flexing photo tagged with #StrongArmSelfie and @FightCRC to Twitter or Instagram, a donation of one dollar (up to $30,000) will be made to Fight CRC by sponsors Arcus Biosciences, Epi Pro Colon, Halio DX, and No-Shave November to support research, patient education, and advocacy.
There is also a Congressional petition that needs to be signed in favor of eliminating what’s commonly known as the “colonoscopy loophole bill.” The petition’s supporters are voicing opposition to the co-pay Medicare patients face if polyps get removed — a known barrier to screening (among others). This is the fifth Congress to introduce the bill and the ninth year Fight CRC advocates have pushed for its passing.
The petition can be viewed and signed at GetBehindACure.org; it will be sent to congressional members by advocates in their districts at the end of this week.
Representing New Jersey among the Fight CRC Awareness Ambassadors is Kevin Jonas, father of The Jonas Brothers teen idol trio. The family is not only celebrating Kevin’s first year of being in remission from colon cancer, but also the restarting of the brothers’ musical careers with the release of their song Sucker, their first since 2013.
You can view the full video for Sucker, as well as order it through the streaming services, from here.
For more information and resources about colorectal cancer, visit FightCRC.org.