Who Is Fight Colorectal Cancer


Fight Colorectal Cancer is the leading colorectal cancer advocacy organization in Washington, D.C. empowering survivors to raise their voices, training advocates around the country and educating lawmakers and pushing them for better policies.

Our Vision

We envision victory over colorectal cancer.

Our Mission

Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research and empower survivors and those touched by cancer to raise their voices against the status quo.

Our Story at Fight Colorectal Cancer

nancy-roach-founder-colon-cancerIt was 2005. Founder (and Chairman of the Board) Nancy Roach had already made immense progress in the colon and rectal cancer climate. A group of survivors, caregivers and friends and family members touched by colorectal cancer bonded together to form the first colorectal cancer non-profit — Colon Cancer Alliance.

But Nancy still felt a great need. After spending time with scientists and researchers in Washington, D.C. she knew that to change colorectal cancer – she needed to change policy. And that required a group solely focused on research advocacy.

She set out to form another nonprofit dedicated to getting patients’ voices to the tables where decisions are made. After making a few phone calls, she secured sponsorships and proceeded to form C3 – Colorectal Cancer Coalition (renamed to Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2011.) The group focused efforts on having patient and caregiver voices in research and policy meetings so that decision makers could hear and see those impacted by their vote.

Today, Fight Colorectal Cancer is the leading patient advocacy group in colorectal cancer and an active participant in cancer research and advocacy on the Hill. We’ve grown to become an organization known for our colorectal cancer awareness, advocacy, patient education and research programs.

Since 2005, we’ve trained and equipped grassroots advocates to understand their disease and get involved in politics and research to make patient lives better.

We’re behind a cure for colorectal cancer.

See more about our name change to Fight Colorectal Cancer from Colorectal Cancer Coalition – C3

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