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Call-On Congress

Call-on Congress is a three-day event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.


About Call-On Congress

March 13 – 15, 2017 | D.C. (Georgetown)

You will spend two days learning about research and important policy issues. On the third day, you and 100 of your new friends will meet with members of Congress and their staff on the Hill.

Come join us and meet survivors, caregivers and loved ones who want to make a difference. Don’t miss this amazing celebration, hear about the victories and learn how you can impact policy.

Read about the impact advocate voices made in 2016!


Call-on Congress 2017 is SOLD OUT!


Want to know more about what to expect? Check out last year’s event:

Watch the video
Read the recap blog post
See photos


Call-on Congress 2017 has SOLD OUT! You can join in via Facebook Live – RSVP so you get all of the details!

Registration pricing: $125 before January 1, $150 after January 1

Junior Advocate Registration is $50 with the purchase of an adult registration.

Registration Covers:

  • Most of your meals
  • T-shirt and training materials
  • A mentor to help prepare and guide you
  • Hands-on training for meeting with members of Congress
  • An instant network to raise awareness with year-round
  • Scheduling and transportation for your congressional meetings
  • A ticket to our annual Celebration Dinner

(A $1,000 value!)

Meet our 2017 Scholars!

calloncongress_scholarship_logo-300x215Thanks to our generous sponsors, we’re able to provide hotel rooms for 16 first-time attendees this year! We’re also partnering with The Colon Club to send 2017 On the Rise featured survivors to Call-on Congress. Your donations help make this possible!

Need ideas for reducing your expenses for attending Call-on Congress? We’ve got you covered. Download our tip sheet.

2017 Sponsors:  The Baker Family, Friends of Rose, The Schrack Family and the Fight CRC Board of Directors

Call-on Congress leaves you with empowerment in your voice and advocates who become your family.

– Pam Seijo, West Virginia, stage III rectal cancer survivor


Agenda & Speakers

You will be a PRO at advocacy. Here is what you can expect:

  • You’ll meet amazing survivors, caregivers and friends.
  • A special session for first time attendees!
  • Receive hands-on training on how to meet with members of Congress.
  • Get practical tips on how to raise awareness, tell your story and push for change.
  • Be a part of our Annual Celebration Dinner.




We’ll have a full lineup of speakers and celebrity guests!






You have questions… we have answers! Download this document to read through frequently asked questions.

Don’t see your question? Send us an email!

Call-on Congress gave me courage to believe I had a future after cancer. The support and encouragement has changed my life completely.

 – Elaine Newcomb, Wyoming, stage IV colon cancer survivor

Hotel & Travel

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Rooms with king beds are available at the Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center.

Rooms with double beds are available at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn (door-to-door transportation will be provided for attendees staying at this location).

Both locations are $169/night plus tax and rooms should be reserved no later than February 1

Please contact our event planner to book your hotel and for any questions related to your travel.

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We recommend flying into Reagan National Airport (DCA), which is about a 20-minute cab or Uber ride to the hotel.

Public transportation

The Georgetown Conference Center and Hotel does not have direct metro access. However, you can take the metro from DCA to the Rosslyn Station metro stop and take a shorter cab or Uber ride to the hotel. There is also a shuttle that runs from the Rosslyn metro station (blue, orange and silver lines) to the lower end of Georgetown University’s campus. It’s a 5-10 minute uphill walk.

The Holiday Inn is a 3-minute walk from the Rosslyn metro stop.

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Unable to join us at Call-on Congress in person? Join us from home!

On March 15, we’ll send you an email explaining how to take action from home. We need you to contact your members of Congress and join the voices of more than 100 advocates hitting the Hill on that same day.

Virtual Lobby Day 2016 resulted in more than 10,000 emails to Congress!

Help us in 2017 – Register now!

Photos & Videos

Want to see what a great time advocates have at Call-on Congress?
Get energized and excited about 2017!

Check Out Our Photo Library From Last Year


View the Gallery

Watch Our 2016 Call-On Congress Recap Video

Thank You to Our Partners!

Thank you to the following organizations for partnering with Fight Colorectal Cancer’s 11th annual Call-on Congress!


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


Friends of Rose