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Fight Colorectal Cancer Grows Health Promotion Program to Reach and Empower Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 30, 2014) – Fight Colorectal Cancer is taking steps to ensure that patients and their families can get the resources they need to fight colorectal cancer. A new Health Promotion program will refine the organization’s patient education services while adding new components to better reach and equip patients. “We know that patients are looking for a place to go, or a starting point, once they are diagnosed and we’re focusing our programs to ensure that we provide relevant, reliable and practical resources,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. New Health Promotion Program Over the last five years the patient education program at

Greys Anatomy Farting Episode – It’s True!

Recently, the colorectal cancer community received a ‘nod’ from the widely popular ABC show Grey’s Anatomy. In the episode a young woman who’d survived cancer struggled to control her flatulence and bowel movements – many recaps over the past few weeks have even referred to her as “The Farter.” It’s raised many questions within the community – namely, is this true? Do you pass gas a lot more once you’ve had colorectal surgery? To firm this up, we asked Dr. James Waller, a colorectal surgeon from Evansville, Indiana to talk to us about farting. Dr. Waller provides young adult survivors at The Colon Club with answers to some of these obscure questions on a

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Summer Book Club – My Cancer Year

Need a good summer read? Join Fight Colorectal Cancer this summer for a LIVE ONLINE BOOK CLUB. It works just like any other book club, except instead of meeting as a small group, we’ll log online together to discuss the book. Plus, at the end of the summer, you’ll get the chance to see the author through a live-stream event! Join us this summer & connect with others in the fight! ABOUT THE BOOK My Cancer Year by Curtis Pesmen After too many days of chemo/poison pumping thru my veins, my body sends its 1st signal of being pi*#ed off at the assault… (pg 15) Once you’ve been hit by

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Applauds Sen. Brown for Introduction of “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening” Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – May 12, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer applauds Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for introducing a Senate bill seeking to remove a barrier preventing seniors from being screening for colorectal cancer. “Removing Barriers to Colorectal Screening Act” –a bill similar to the House legislation introduced by Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) in 2013. Both bills seek to eliminate the copay charged to those on Medicare when a polyp is found during their screening colonoscopy.   “Thanks to Sen. Brown, we now have an important piece of legislation in the Senate that can remove one of the major barriers to screening among a population that needs screened

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Advocacy Update – May 2014

Advocates, It’s hard to believe that we’re already five months into 2014! As we gear up for summer, things in advocacy are heating up.  In this update, you’ll find out what Fight CRC has been up to on the Hill and what your fellow advocates have been doing at home. For real time updates, be sure to join the advocates at Fight CRC Facebook group! Meet the New Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) This month, we said “see you later!” to a few of our GAC members who reached the end of their terms (read the blog post here). Although we hate to see them retire, we are so excited to have

Fight Colorectal Cancer Hires Partnership Manager

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 1, 2014) – Fight Colorectal Cancer is excited to announce the addition of Michell Baker to its team. Baker, a long-time advocate and volunteer of the organization, will manage the organization’s partnerships and provide direction and leadership for the nonprofit’s development and fundraising goals. “It’s exciting to see the organization grow,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “Michell is the perfect person for this job, she has passion and experience that will strengthen our partnerships across the country and take our colorectal cancer awareness programs into local communities.” Prior to joining Fight Colorectal Cancer, Baker served as the Executive Director of the

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