DuClaw Brewing Company has come together with the Colon Cancer Foundation and Squatty Potty to offer its ‘unicorn farts’ beer for getting tested during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
Colorectal cancer is crappy. As the nation’s second-deadliest form of cancer, it kills thousands every year. This March, adults can enjoy a limited-edition glittery beer that can’t be purchased with money, but can only be accessed with their own poop during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
The unusual ask is part of the clever ‘Give a Crap Challenge’ hatched by the Colon Cancer Foundation, Squatty Potty and DuClaw Brewing Company with help from Everlywell, CraftShack and Diablo Doughnuts to help the Colon Cancer Foundation reach their goal of providing 10,000 colorectal cancer screenings to underserved communities in 2021.
As a result of signing up, participants will also help to raise awareness for the 75 million people in the U.S. who are 45+ and should be regularly tested for colorectal cancer (and their loved ones who can help to encourage “the talk”).
For 400 eligible participants, it’s as easy as: Click. Squat. Sip. –
Click – Sign up at www.GiveACrapChallenge.com between March 3 – 7 for a chance to participate and receive the screening, Squatty Potty and beer. (One hundred lucky entrants will be randomly selected from signups to participate at no cost. Another 300 can instantly participate by making an $85 donation.)
Squat – Take your noninvasive colorectal cancer screening test in the privacy of your own home and mail to the lab in the prepaid envelope.
Sip – Enjoy your 6-pack of DuClaw’s ‘Thanks for Giving a Crap’ edition of Sour Me Unicorn Farts glittered sour ale on your doorstep from CraftShack & relish in the fact that you gave a crap today! (You’ll receive secure, personalized results of your screening to your device.
“This is us, arms in the air shouting from the rooftops that colorectal cancers are no longer simply an old person’s disease,” said Cindy Bourassi, president of the Colon Cancer Foundation. “The fight against the second-leading cause of cancer death among U.S. men and women is serious…and sometimes, the best way to engage people is with a little humor!”
Participants will get exclusive access to the limited-edition pilot batch of this year’s much anticipated Sour Me Unicorn Farts glittered sour ale made with fruity cereal, a trio of fruits, edible glitter plus the addition of graham cracker. The beer will be gifted in 12oz 6-packs. The label will say, ‘Thanks for Giving a [rainbow poop emoji]’ with a blue star for colorectal cancer awareness.
The promotion will run during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, with signups opening up on Wednesday, March 3, on National Colorectal Cancer Screening Day, closing on Sunday, March 7.
Additionally, with the help of celebrities and influencers, the campaign will activate a social #GiveACrapChallenge on TikTok and other platforms, where participants can ask a parent or loved one, “When was the last time you pooped?” as a way to encourage “the talk” about getting tested because you “give a crap” about them. Participants can donate any amount by texting CRAP to 512-920-5521. For every $35 contribution, one colorectal cancer screening will be donated to someone in need.
For more on the promotion, visit www.GiveACrapChallenge.com. To apply to receive a donation of testing kits to distribute to the underserved or uninsured, or to learn more about colorectal cancer awareness month, visit www.coloncancerfoundation.org.