Screen for Life Campaign Public Service Announcements
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.
TV and Radio PSAs
New These PSAs use animation to encourage screening for colorectal cancer among adults aged 50–75. The PSAs counter myths and excuses that people use to avoid screening.
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.
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.
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”)
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.
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? (featuring Katie Couric)
Katie Couric explains how colorectal cancer screening saves lives.
- 7 inches wide and 10 inches tall in color [PDF-756KB] and black and white [PDF-458KB]
- 4.25 inches wide and 5 inches tall in color [PDF-403KB] and black and white [PDF-249KB]
- 2.25 inches wide and 10 inches tall in color [PDF-942KB] and black and white [PDF-429KB]
Common misconceptions about colorectal cancer are addressed in a question-and-answer format.
- (3 people) 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall in color [PDF-1.9MB] and black and white [PDF-1.1MB]
- (4 people) 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall in color [PDF-2MB] and black and white [PDF-1.4MB]
- (3 people) 7 inches wide and 4.88 inches tall in color [PDF-1.1MB] and black and white [PDF-636KB]
No Hay Excusas (Spanish version of “No Excuses”)
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 (featuring Terrence Howard) Black and white
- 8.5 inches wide and 11 inches tall [PDF-381KB]
- 4.25 inches wide and 4.25 inches tall [PDF-600KB]
- 2.1 inches wide and 9 inches tall [PDF-626KB]
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.
Illustration encouraging people over 50 to get tested for colorectal cancer.
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
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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.
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.