2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline ➽ February 28

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2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline ➽ February 28

Postby Green Tea » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:50 am

Just a reminder... Apparently applications are already being accepted for members to become one of the 2018 On The Rise "Featured Survivors". If you want to be one of the "Featured Survivors" and be covered in the 2018 edition of the magazine, it looks like you have only about 2 months left to finalize and submit your application.

The link for applying to be a "Featured Survivor" is here:

2018 On the Rise Featured Survivor application
https://colondar.wufoo.com/forms/mr9hjmb1qp6jin/

After you click on the link, you will first see an overview of the new requirements for being accepted. The magazine is no longer a 12-month calendar, and the "Featured Survivors" have a slightly different set of requirements from those of previous Colondar models.

Last year, some people missed the deadline and therefore were not able to apply, so if this opportunity is of interest to you, be sure you don't miss the deadline. The actual deadline will probably be announced soon by the organizers. Last year, it was March 1st. This year it might be the same -- or they might decide to change it to a different date -- I'm not sure what they have planned. Anyway, here is the basic information:


2018 On the Rise Featured Survivor Application

Before applying, please review the following responsibilities of being a Survivor featured in On the Rise (formerly Colondar 2.0). It is a bit like being selected to be Miss America - for the following year after being selected you are expected to raise awareness, fundraise, advocate and be the voice for change and a CURE (See below)!

What are my responsibilities as an On the Rise Featured Survivor?
As a Featured Survivor in On the Rise you will be featured in The Colon Club’s 2018 annual, colorectal cancer awareness magazine, baring your scar(s) and sharing your journey. On the Rise includes articles about the obstacles that you, as young adults living with CRC, face such as infertility, farting, sex, genetics, body image, ostomy and clinical trials. Knowledge is power and On the Rise is changing the perception of colorectal cancer and how we support, educate, raise awareness and provide hope.

What are my goals as an On The Rise Featured Survivor?
-Raise AWARENESS, FUNDRAISE, ADVOCATE and be the voice of change, prevention, aggressive treatment options and ultimately a CURE!

What do I have to do?
The role of an On the Rise Featured Survivor is to:
  • Educate others about the signs & symptoms of colorectal cancer, to know their family history of colon polyps and colorectal cancer, increased risks like Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis, as well as precursors such as FAP and Lynch Syndrome: http://colonclub.com/signs-symptoms-of-colon-cancer/.
  • Fundraise using your Colon Club fundraising page ($5k goal) in order to "pay it forward" so other survivors can attend "Colon Camp" the following year - just as prior Featured Survivors have done for you ☺!
  • Provide leadership, advice and assistance to other CRC community activities:
  • *** Attend and promote local awarene and other CRC community news and events on social media.
  • *** Like, share, re-tweet Colon Club and other CRC community news and events on social media.
  • *** Blogs: share on all social media - comment on, collaborate, etc. 

  • Promote On the Rise and The Colon Club (TCC) website/organization.
  • Act as community liaisons for TCC to the public by sharing TCC/On the Rise news on social media, speaking at local events, fundraising for TCC and selling/distributing On the Rise.
  • Regularly communicate with TCC about your fundraising and awareness activities.
  • Actively contribute to TCC by participating in discussions, sharing experiences, etc. on social media and with various news outlets (Ex. newspapers, blogs, TV news, radio).
  • Provide support to current and previous Featured Survivors by attending events, promoting events online, sharing online fundraising efforts, etc.
  • Participate in local CRC events - Get Your Rear in Gear, Call on Congress, Scope It Out 5K, etc.

  • Participate/promote The Colon Club’s campaigns, FB page, website & events.

The Colon Club’s Commitment to You - We are here for you!
  • Cover the cost of your flight, room and food and drinks while attending Colon Camp. (You are responsible for miscellaneous fees such as: baggage, parking and food during travel).
  • Provide you with materials for events, as long as we have a 4-week notice.
  • Provide a fundraising page on our website as well as information and support to help you to fundraise.
  • Continue to provide opportunities to learn and improve your advocacy skills.

What is my time commitment as an On The Rise Featured Survivor?
  • Attend Colon Camp at the Five Star Retreat July 17 - 23, 2017.
  • Volunteer! Throughout the year there are always ways to get more involved. We may have additional requests and needs with TCC awareness initiatives and planning.
  • One-Year fundraising effort.
  • Attend Call on Congress (ConC) in March 13 – 15, 2018 to launch On the Rise (that you are featured in) – you will be responsible for your flight and miscellaneous expenses (luggage, parking, alcohol, food outside of ConC).

If you accept this "mission" then we are happy for you to proceed to the following application!
https://colondar.wufoo.com/forms/mr9hjmb1qp6jin/
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Re: 2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline?

Postby Phuong » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:03 am

This is an AMAZING year-long experience. I can't believe it's only been 9 months since the 2016 magazine launched. It is life-changing in so many ways. I never thought I would be speaking at a health conference in front of 2,000 people while wearing a crop-top and blue tutu to show them my scars, but colon camp and being the ambASSador for all of you gave me the opportunity and the confidence to do it. What are you waiting for? Apply!!!

*BTW, make sure you don't disqualify yourself from the get-go. Make sure you fill out and send in EVERYTHING required. Check and double check it!
Phuong
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dx'd Stage III Rectal (T3 N1 M0)
Now Stage IV mCRC

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Re: 2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline?

Postby Green Tea » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:24 am

Last year, there was a January 5th announcement by Colon Girl about the deadline for Colondar model applications:

http://coloncancersupport.colonclub.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=53405&p=422679#p422679

This year I cannot find any reference to the deadline.

Past deadlines have been different every year:
    March 1, 2016
    January 31, 2015
    January 25, 2013
    January 22, 2012
    January 15, 2011
    November 21, 2009
Some years they apparently didn't even announce a deadline.

Does anyone know what the deadline is going to be for "Featured Survivor" applications this year for the upcoming 2018 publication?

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Re: 2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline?

Postby CRguy » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:36 pm

I sent an email to Krista concerning details.

-->>> apparently the deadline is Feb 28,2017

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Re: 2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline ➽February 28

Postby Green Tea » Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:10 pm

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Reminder -- Application deadline for "On the Rise" Featured Survivor, February 28, 2017


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Annual Percentage Change–Based Predicted Incidence Rates of Rectosigmoid and Rectal Cancers by Age Compared With Incidence Rate in 2010

Ref: Bailey CE, et al.,Increasing Disparities in the Age Related Incidences of Colon and Rectal Cancers in the United States, 1975-2010, JAMA Surg. 2015;150(1):17-22.

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Re: 2018 "On the Rise" Featured Survivor application deadline ➽ February 28

Postby Green Tea » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:26 am

BUMP
One month until the deadline for "Featured Survivor" applications.


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