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Fight Colorectal Cancer Appoints Anjee Davis to President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Mar. 21, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Amid a room full of advocates wearing blue for the final evening of Call-on Congress, the board of directors of Fight Colorectal Cancer appointed Anjee Davis as president.

Davis became Interim Executive Director in October 2013. Since then, she took the One Million Strong awareness campaign coast-to-coast and led advocacy activities including the eighth annual Call-on Congress. As a member of the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s (NCCRT) steering committee, she worked with leaders in the colorectal cancer community and quickly adopted the “80 percent by 2018” screening goal for the organization – a shared commitment with NCCRT, U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Cancer Society, among others. Her commitment opened doors for Fight Colorectal Cancer to meet at the White House, National Press Club and Capitol Hill this week.

“Anjee has shown exceptional leadership at Fight Colorectal Cancer and I know she will continue to make progress against colorectal cancer through screening and treatment options,” said Nancy Roach, founder and Chair of the Board. “She builds partnerships and coalitions across the community that put us at the table with others fighting this disease. I look forward to her leadership and the types of relationships and opportunities she will continue to form.”

Davis joined Fight Colorectal Cancer in December 2011 as Vice President of Programs. With a creative vision and strong research and clinical trials background, she oversaw all advocacy, research and awareness programs. In 2013, Davis created and launched the One Million Strong campaign in Times Square to raise awareness of colorectal cancer and celebrate the one million survivors of the disease. The campaign won the Blue Star Challenge Award by NCCRT in 2013. Prior to joining Fight Colorectal Cancer, Davis led statewide colorectal cancer awareness and prevention efforts at the University of South Carolina. She graduated from Southwest Missouri State University with a bachelor’s degree and holds a master’s degree in Public Policy Administration from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

“I am excited to lead this organization as we grow and expand our efforts,” said Davis. “For me, it’s about building a community with a shared vision and mission. It’s an honor to work for an organization focused on empowering survivors, family members and loved ones who’ve been touched by colorectal cancer. Fight Colorectal Cancer exists to make their voices heard, both at home and on the Hill, and we will continue to push for better prevention efforts to reach the 23 million Americans who’ve yet to be screened for this preventable cancer.”

About Fight Colorectal Cancer

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading national colorectal cancer nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. Through patient education, advocacy and research funding the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading killer in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, the organization serves as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policy makers, medical professionals and health care providers. Learn more at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.

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