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Prevent #Coloncancer!

by National Alliance for Hispanic Health category: Health

“March is #coloncancer awareness month. Call 1-866-783-2645 today for life-saving screening info and referrals http://thndr.me/RK3ZM7

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This campaign ended on March 29, 2016 at 12PM

Prevent #Coloncancer!

Join the Nuestras Voces Network, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to promote colorectal cancer screening among Hispanics. We’ve pledged our support to a national movement to get adults ages 50 and older regularly screened for colorectal cancer.

Why is this important for Hispanics? Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death among Hispanics, yet it’s one of the most preventable.[1] Even though the disease is often preventable or treatable if detected early through screening, nationwide one in three adults between 50 and 75 years old are not screened as recommended. Among Hispanics, this number is closer to one in two.[2]

How you can make a difference:

o   At the top of the page join our Thunderclap via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr and get the word out to your friends, colleagues, and followers.  Every voice matters.  Every response matters.

o   Join the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities to learn about opportunities to be a part of the solution.

o   Pledge your support to the 80% by 2018 Campaign, a national movement that by 2018 seeks to ensure that at least 80% of adults ages 50 and older will be regularly screened for colorectal cancer.



1.      Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos 2015-2017. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2015.

2.      Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report: Vital Signs: Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Use — United States, 2012. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. November 5, 2013. Vol. 62.

  • Extended sign up period for the English and Spanish campaigns

    March 22, 2016

    Thank you for joining the National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Thunderclap campaign to get out the message about colon cancer screening!  In order to reach the goal of 100 supporters for ¡Prevenga el #Cáncerdecolon!, we are extending the sign up for the English and Spanish campaigns until March 29th at 12:00 pm EST.  


    ACTION REQUESTED:  If you signed up for the English language campaign but not the Spanish, please also sign up for the Spanish language campaign at: thndr.me/R5t53w.  That way when the messages go out on March 29th they will go out in both English and Spanish (bilingual) on your social media.

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National Alliance for Hispanic Health
@Health4Americas

Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) is a national network of over 100 organizations working for a tobacco-free world and to eliminate disparities in cancer prevention and treatment services. You can be part of this effort being led by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health! Join us at www.nuestrasvoces.org/join.

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