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
Host a Fundraiser
In the fight against colorectal cancer, every dollar counts. 86 cents of every
dollar goes toward the Colorectal Cancer Alliance's 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 Colorectal 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:
expert knowledge to Colorectal Cancer Alliance newsletter, blog and Website
colorectal cancer screening to applicants of the Blue Hope Prevention Award.
content for grant applications.
and provide content for white papers and research.
to research and position papers.
· Serve as
a media spokesperson in your specific area of expertise, such as:
modalities and methods
cancer treatment and advances
issues associated with diagnosis and survivorship
RunWalk Event Pre-Event UEC
In each RunWalk city, we rely on a committee of dedicated
volunteers to join the Undy Engagement Committee (UEC) help us make the event
a success. The UEC is comprised of a team of volunteers dedicated to putting
a spotlight on colorectal cancer through the Undy Run/Walk. These roles include,
but are not limited to:
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 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 RunWalk. This includes
outreach to all types of media.
Volunteer Coordinator Chairperson- This role is
responsible for helping to recruit & coordinate volunteers for the
Food & Beverage Chairperson- This role is
responsible for helping to solicit & secure in-kind food donations for
RunWalk Event Day
The Undy RunWalk series continues to grow at an astonishing
rate and we are always looking for more volunteers to not only help us in
advance of the event, but also the day-of the Undy RunWalk. Volunteering at
the race enables you to be part of aolon successful, inspiring event that raised
awareness for colorectal cancer in your local community. Volunteer activities
include, but are not limited to:
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,
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
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 colorectal cancer awareness information or tell your story at
outreach events and health fairs. The Colorectal Cancer Alliance attends many
trade shows throughout the country and are always looking for volunteers to
help us knock colorectal cancer out of the top three cancer killers.
Buddy Peer to Peer Support
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance's Buddy Program provides peer-to-peer support from
those who have been there to new colorectal 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 colorectal cancer by educating your
community and by encouraging people to talk about this disease. Join our
Speakers Bureau and tell your story at a colorectal cancer awareness event.
The Colorectal Cancer Alliance Staff
and Volunteer Orientation Overview is intended to acquaint you with
our organization’s signature programs and to confirm key colon cancer related
facts that are central to our mission.
You may refer to the Colorectal Cancer
Alliance website for answers. If you have any questions, please
contact Nancy Butterfield.
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