County and Partner Materials
We encourage you to use these screening reminder materials with your employees, patients, clients and community partners. These materials are tailored to Oregon counties as well as specific communities (African American, Native American and Latino). They are available for organizations to:
- Print for use by your county, organization or local partners; or
- Request a template that you can customize with new spokesperson photos, quotes or logos for your organization.
Click on the headings below to access downloadable brochures and posters in various formats.
Regional collaboration: IHN-CCO, Benton, Lincoln and Linn counties
Printing instructions for high resolution brochures —
Send these print instructions along with the PDF file (filename.pdf) to your printing company:
Tri-fold mini brochure
Flat size: 11.5 x 6″
Final/folded size: 3.83 x 6”
Paper: cardstock or a heavy text weight
Crop marks and bleed are included
For more materials, including print-ready advertisements, or if your county is not listed here and you are interested in bringing the Cancer You Can Prevent campaign to your area, please contact Steve White at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In May 2006 my mom—a vibrant and otherwise healthy 82-year-old African woman—was diagnosed with Stage 4 colorectal cancer. Before her diagnosis I had never thought about colorectal cancer, but now I know that it is the second most deadly form of cancer and is also more prevalent among African Americans.
My mom had her surgery the Saturday before Mother’s Day and the only gift she asked of her six children was to get a colonoscopy. I scheduled mine as soon as I got home from visiting with her.
I’m telling my story to demystify the procedure and stress the benefits of getting screened. Colonoscopies are an easy and uncomplicated procedure and are crucial for preventing colorectal cancer and identifying cancer early so it can be treated. Nothing should get in the way of getting screened.
Liz Baxter – Portland