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, colon cancer is almost 90% 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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#ScreenWithMe Jake Miller
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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, colon cancer is 90% treatable

Take a look at The New 50
news and events!


Harry Connick, Jr. and Jill Connick are coming home to New Orleans for the third stop of their national tour. Join us for an informative and inspirational evening out! The event is free of charge.

Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 6 – 8 p.m.
House of Blues

Harry and Jill will talk about the importance of early cancer detection, and lead a conversation with a local New Orleans physician and patient about colon cancer and modern, noninvasive options that make screening easier! The event will be emceed by radio host and local personality Wild Wayne of 93.3Q

Enjoy New Orleans cuisine, pre-event health and wellness displays, and the opportunity to participate in the Wellness Wins Circle which invites you to think about all the things you want to protect by maintaining your health. Submit your entry and you may be granted one of your wishes to stay well after 50! You must be present at the event to win.**

In addition, the evening will offer the chance for some attendees to join Harry and Jill on stage, win prizes and meet Harry after the show!

Don’t miss this evening to remember!

* All registrations for this event must be confirmed in advance via New50.com/NewOrleans. The event is not open to health care professionals, as defined in the AdvaMed Code of Ethics, due to restrictions on providing entertainment to such individuals as set forth in that Code.

** The contest is not eligible for Medicare and state healthcare program beneficiaries.

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 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. 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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Thank you for participating in the
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Because you participated, The #ScreenWithMe Challenge will make a $1 donation to support colon cancer research and advocacy undertaken by campaign partners including Fight Colorectal Cancer, Colorectal Cancer Alliance and the Vince Lombardi Cancer Foundation

If you opted in, your name could appear like this on The New 50 home page.

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