Let’s make 50 the best milestone yet.

Being 50 isn’t what it used to be. The New 50 is all about you. It’s time to rethink your priorities and reinvest in your health. Now that you’re 50 years young like Harry Connick, Jr., join him and Jill and take the #ScreenWithMe Challenge and talk to your healthcare provider about screening for colon cancer. Then encourage your loved ones over 50 to do the same.

My doctor explained

the importance of screening when you’re over 50... and told me that when caught early, 90% of colon cancers are treatable.*

Cologuard is a modern
noninvasive screening option.

If you are like many people, you may feel anxious about getting an invasive procedure like a colonoscopy that requires unpleasant prep and time off of work. Luckily, times have changed. Now there’s Cologuard, an easy, noninvasive test you can use at home.

Getting screened

for colon cancer really made me nervous. Until my doctor told me about Cologuard.

Cologuard is indicated to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at typical average-risk for colorectal cancer. Cologuard is not for everyone; not for high risk individuals, including those with a family history of colorectal cancer, a personal history of colorectal cancer or advanced adenoma, IBD and certain hereditary syndromes.

For Harry Connick, Jr. and his
wife, Jill, cancer awareness
hits close to home.

In 2012, Jill was diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer was detected early through a routine screening, and now the couple is celebrating the 5-year mark of her remission. Because of their deeply personal experience, Harry and Jill have made cancer screening awareness their mission.

A routine screening

for breast cancer saved my life. When Harry turned 50 I wanted him to make colon cancer screening a top priority.

Take the
#ScreenWithMe Challenge!

Join Harry and Jill and make your pledge to ask your healthcare provider about colon cancer screening. For every pledge, $1 will be donated to colorectal cancer research and advocacy!

The initiative is also supported by leading colon cancer advocacy groups, including:

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See #ScreenWithMe in action

Oh doctor ...

you need to have a piano player call you from New Orleans to tell you to get screened?!

Show your support for colon cancer screening by sharing a #ScreenWithMe badge on your Facebook page.

Screening with Cologuard is easy.

Harry took the test and can check this important task off his turning 50 to-do list. Now it’s your turn to get screened and encourage your friends over 50 to do the same.

Cologuard finds more than
9 in 10 cancers and some precancers.

Get more information about Cologuard: Learn more

When it comes to colon cancer,
there are a lot of misconceptions.

Many people think that getting colon cancer is tied to diet and lifestyle—or that you need a family history of the disease to be at risk. Unfortunately, none of these things are true. The facts are:

  • Your risk for colon cancer increases dramatically after the age of 50*
  • Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women combined
  • When caught in its earliest stages, 90% of colon cancers are treatable.

Take a look at The New 50
news and events!

Harry Connick, Jr. and his wife, Jill, are touring the country to educate local communities on the importance of colon cancer screening. Take a look at all the fun we’ve had across the country.

Austin’s event was a night to remember.

During an evening at the Bullock Texas State History Museum, Harry and Jill brought a great mix of personal storytelling and good humor. Through Jill's cancer story and Harry's personal testimonial using Cologuard, audience members were encouraged to take 50 seriously and get screened for colon cancer. Check out the highlights below!

Non-stop energy and fun in Denver!

Harry and Jill captivated an overflowing house at the Cable Center on their six-city tour to educate local communities on the importance of colon cancer screening. One local doctor shared with Harry his experience utilizing Cologuard for his patients, including why he took it himself when he turned 50 last year. An audience member even called her husband from the stage so that Harry could convince him to take the #ScreenWithMe challenge.

Love Harry Connick, Jr.!

He made an awkward subject fun and entertaining.

I loved the whole evening!

Harry and Jill have a way of connecting with the audience while still providing valuable information.

I enjoyed the photo booth and hashtag contests as well as the interviews.

Seating arrangement was comfortable, allowing people to freely discuss such an intimate topic.

is about speaking up for yourself and taking charge of your health.

Don’t wait! Talk to your healthcare provider about your screening options, including Cologuard.

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Cologuard is intended for the qualitative detection of colorectal neoplasia associated DNA markers and for the presence of occult hemoglobin in human stool. A positive result may indicate the presence of colorectal cancer (CRC) or advanced adenoma (AA) and should be followed by diagnostic colonoscopy. Cologuard is indicated to screen adults of either sex, 50 years or older, who are at typical average-risk for CRC. Cologuard is not a replacement for diagnostic colonoscopy or surveillance colonoscopy in high risk individuals.

Cologuard is not for high risk individuals, including those with a history of colorectal cancer and advanced adenoma, a family history of colorectal cancer, IBD or certain hereditary syndromes. Positive Cologuard results should be referred to diagnostic colonoscopy. A negative Cologuard test result does not guarantee absence of cancer or advanced adenoma. Following a negative result, patients should continue participating in a screening program at an interval and with a method appropriate for the individual patient. Cologuard performance when used for repeat testing has not been evaluated or established. Rx only.


*American Cancer Society. Colorectal Cancer Facts & Figures 2017-2019. https://www.cancer.org/content/dam/cancer-org/research/cancer-facts-and-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures/colorectal-cancer-facts-and-figures-2017-2019.pdf. Accessed February 9, 2018.

American Cancer Society. Key statistics for colorectal cancer. http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-key-statistics. Last revised January 4, 2018. Accessed January 25, 2018.

Howlader N, Noone AM, Krapcho M, Miller D, Bishop K, Kosary CL, Yu M, Ruhl J, Tatalovich Z, Mariotto A, Lewis DR, Chen HS, Feuer EJ, Cronin KA (eds). SEER Cancer Statistics Review, 1975-2014, National Cancer Institute. Bethesda, MD, http://seer.cancer.gov/csr/1975_2014/, based on November 2016 SEER data submission, posted to the SEER web site, April 2017. Accessed February 9, 2018.

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