In honor of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA) is leading an effort to turn the White House blue to raise awareness of colon cancer and promote screening on a national scale. A petition has been started through the White House’s We the People platform. In order to require an official White House response, it has to reach 25,000 signatures in 30 days. Please join us in getting the word out by promoting this effort on your website, newsletter and social media channels.As you know, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., but is often beatable when detected and treated in its early stages or prevented altogether when polyps are removed before they develop into cancer. Every American should be talking with his or her doctor about screening for this disease.
Together, we can shine a light on colon cancer. Below is sample text for your website or newsletter and Facebook and Twitter pages. Thank you for your help!
Sample Website/Newsletter Announcement
Turn the White House Blue
Let’s get America talking about colon cancer! Sign the petition to turn the White House blue. We need 25,000 signatures by March 14. Together, we can shine a light on colon cancer, encourage people to be screened and save lives. Spread the word and sign now! http://wh.gov/0mK
Sample Facebook Post
Help us turn the White House blue for colon cancer awareness! Let’s get America talking about colon cancer and screening. Sign the petition here. http://wh.gov/0mK
We need 25,000 signatures in 30 days to turn the White House blue for colon cancer awareness! Help us get the word out – please share this petition with your friends, family and followers! http://wh.gov/0mK
Sign the petition to help us turn the White House blue! We want Americans to know to be screened for colon cancer starting at age 50, or sooner if they have a family history. Sign the petition today. http://wh.gov/0mK
We want Congress, the President and the entire US talking about colon cancer this March. Sign our petition to shine a light on colon cancer and turn the White House blue for colon cancer awareness! http://wh.gov/0mK
Sample Twitter Posts
Shine a light on #coloncancer. Sign the petition to have the White House go blue for #coloncancerawareness! http://wh.gov/0mK
Turn the White House blue to raise awareness about #coloncancer! Sign the petition today http://wh.gov/0mK
Sign this petition if you’d like to see the White House blue for #coloncancerawareness! http://wh.gov/0mK
Let’s get the US talking about #coloncancer. Help turn the White House blue for #coloncancerawareness! http://wh.gov/0mK