It's Your Call of Duty to Check Your Booty- cancer screenings
Dear [Decision Maker],
As a constituent and volunteer with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), I want to bring to your attention to the Center for Colon Cancer Prevention Network at the University of South Carolina (CCPN). CCPN needs your help in order to continue screening patients for the remainder of 2021. This funding couldn't be more important than it is now.
The impact of the pandemic on lifesaving screenings can't be underestimated. During March of 2020, we saw an 86% drop in colorectal cancer screenings throughout the nations and over a year later cancer patients and survivors continue to report delays. Support for a results-driven state screening programs is crucial to saving the lives of thousands in our state.Despite being preventable when screened early, colorectal cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in South Carolina. For over 13 years, CCPN has worked to reduce colorectal cancer mortality rates among the state's most vulnerable populations by providing awareness, education and screening resources for uninsured and underinsured individuals. The program has been impactful in significantly increasing screening rates particularly in rural communities and as such, was recently awarded by the CDC for their success.
What does this funding do to reduce Colorectal Cancer in South Carolina? This one-time funding is essential to South Carolinians who: 1) missed their screening due to COVID;2) fall into the American Cancer Society's and the US Preventive Task Force's new guidelines of starting colon cancer screenings at age 45 and; 3) and who are uninsured or underinsured. Please support a $250,000 one-time funding request for the Center for Colon Cancer Prevention and help save lives.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP][Your Email]