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Screen for Life Campaign Public Service Announcements

These television, radio, and print public service announcements (PSAs) are available, at no cost, for organizations and individuals to share with local media. See Usage Guidelines.

Screen for Life partners with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance and its cofounder, Katie Couric, to create public service announcements with celebrities. Some have been affected by colorectal cancer personally.

TV and Radio PSAs

Screen for Life television and radio PSAs explain the facts about colorectal cancer and why screening is important for people aged 50 years and older. To request video files, please contact CDC-INFO.

Photo of Meryl Streep

Control (featuring Meryl Streep)
Academy Award-winning actress Meryl Streep says, “There is so much in life we can’t control. But here’s something we can: colorectal cancer.” She talks about getting screened herself and urges others to do the same.


Photo from No Excuses public service announcement

No Excuses
Diverse men and women ask questions about colorectal cancer and learn why, when, and how to get screened.


Photo from No Hay Excusas public service announcement

No Hay Excusas (Spanish)
Diverse men and women ask questions about colorectal cancer and learn why, when, and how to get screened.


Photo of Terrence Howard

This Is Personal (featuring Terrence Howard)
Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard talks about losing his mother to colorectal cancer and urges people to be screened for the disease.

Your Wake-Up Call (featuring Terrence Howard)
Mr. Howard talks about how his mother’s death from colorectal cancer can serve as a wake-up call to viewers to get screened.


Photo of Diane Keaton

Grammy Keaton (featuring Diane Keaton)
Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton talks about her grandmother’s death from colorectal cancer and vows “to do everything possible to stay alive for as long as I can … in good health.”


Photo of Jimmy Smits

The Screening (featuring Jimmy Smits)
Set in a movie screening room, Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor Jimmy Smits explains how a different kind of screening—for colorectal cancer—saves lives.

La Vida Real (Spanish version of “The Screening”)


Photo of Morgan Freeman

The Picture of Health (featuring Morgan Freeman)
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman says you can look and feel fine, but without getting screened for colorectal cancer, you might not know there’s a problem.


Rosa y Carlos

Rosa y Carlos (Spanish)
A married couple discuss how screening may have prevented Carlos from getting colorectal cancer.


Being There

Being There
Grandparents enjoy time with their granddaughter. An announcer explains that this would not be possible if the grandfather had not been screened for colorectal cancer.

Estando Allí (Spanish version of “Being There”)


Radio Live-Read Scripts

Announcer “Live-Read” Scripts
Ready-to-use scripts [PDF-429KB] that a radio announcer can use during on-air programming; available in English and Spanish in 40-, 30-, and 20-second versions.


Print PSAs

Screen for Life print and display PSAs are available in several sizes and in color and black and white versions. To request specific sizes, please contact CDC-INFO.

Really? PSA featuring Katie Couric

NEW! Really? (featuring Katie Couric)
Journalist Katie Couric explains how colorectal cancer screening saves lives.


No Excuses

No Excuses
Common misconceptions about colorectal cancer are addressed in a question-and-answer format.

No Hay Excusas (Spanish version of “No Excuses”)

This Is Personal (2009) Color

This Is Personal (featuring Terrence Howard) Color
Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated actor Terrence Howard talks about his personal connection to colorectal cancer, saying, “Let my heartbreak be your wake-up-call.”


This Is Personal (2009) Black and White

This Is Personal (featuring Terrence Howard) Black and white


Picture of Health (2007)

Picture of Health (featuring Katie Couric) 2007
Journalist Katie Couric says that even if you are the “picture of health,” it’s important to get screened for colorectal cancer, which often has no symptoms.


Picture of Health (2005)

Picture of Health (featuring Katie Couric) 2005


Art Gallery Public Service Announcements

Art Gallery
Illustration encouraging people over 50 to get tested for colorectal cancer.


Busy People

Busy People
Features photos of diverse people. They are all busy, but each found time to get tested for colorectal cancer.


Usage Guidelines

Content developed by CDC’s Screen for Life campaign and presented on CDC’s Web site is available for public use exactly as it is found online, without being changed in any way. If you have questions about whether or how you may use these campaign resources, or if you would like to request Screen for Life print ads or print disks, please call 1 (800) CDC-INFO or contact CDC-INFO.

Fact sheets, brochures, posters, postcards, banner ads, and PSAs

Screen for Life fact sheets, brochures, posters, postcards, banner ads, and public service announcements (PSAs) may not be changed in any way. Adding or removing logos or information to highlight the services provided by an individual, company, or organization would imply endorsement by the Department of Health and Human Services, which is against federal policy.

Images and illustrations

Many Screen for Life images and illustrations are copyright protected, and depending on contractual agreements, may not be available for use by non-CDC entities.

Campaign logos

Screen for Life is a CDC campaign. Its logo may not be used on materials other than those created and produced by CDC. The campaign logo is not available to third-party organizations for use on independently created materials.

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