Countdown to 2018

Date: March 1, 2017

Location: Hard Rock Cafe Times Square

Agenda: Download the schedule

“Countdown to 2018” is a live multimedia event to celebrate and accelerate progress on the 80% by 2018 campaign – a nationwide effort to regularly screen 80% of eligible adults for colorectal cancer by the year 2018. The event also marks the beginning of March, National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.

“Countdown to 2018” aims to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, the second leading cancer killer of men and women are combined, and to educate the public about how colorectal cancer can be prevented or detected early through numerous screening options.

The broadcast will feature celebrities with personal connections to the disease, as well as doctors, public health professionals and survivors committed to the cause.

The event will be broadcast live from 2-3pm EST on March 1. Register for the live stream to view the entire broadcast and gain access to Q&A. The broadcast will also be streamed via Facebook Live on the American Cancer Society ( and Fight Colorectal Cancer ( pages.

For pre-show interviews, watch Mayo Clinic’s live broadcast beginning at 1pm EST at

Read the event press release.

Share A Screening Story

Post information and personal stories about colorectal cancer screening to break down stigmas and educate people about their screening options! Get involved all month by sharing a screening story. Details here.

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Join the conversation! Tag social posts with #CRCcountdown and #80by2018.

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