Oscar-nominated and award-winning actor Terrence Howard joins the Colon Cancer Alliance for a new public service campaign to raise awareness and encourage people to get screened for colon cancer. He is the first national ambassador for the Colon Cancer Alliance’s new awareness campaign titled, “Sons and Mothers.” High-profile individuals like Howard, whose mothers have either survived colon cancer or lost their battle to the disease, will urge others to pay attention to this life-saving message and in doing so will pay tribute to their moms.
I miss my mother’s voice and her gentle kindness. But despite my loss, my mom would love to know that her battle with colon cancer helped save others,” said Howard.
So often women are most fearful of women’s cancers like breast and ovarian cancer. They tend to overlook their risk for colon cancer. Unfortunately, many people still believe the misconception that colon cancer is “a man’s disease.” Virtually equal numbers of women (69,140) and men (73,680) are diagnosed with colon cancer each year. Sadly, it remains the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.
For more information about the Colon Cancer Alliance, go to http://www.ccalliance.org.