What’s a FIT test?

Our end-of-year campaign with spokesman Andre Miller is raising funds to give away FIT tests next year. If you’re curious about this screening option, read more! What is FIT? A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or sometimes called an iFOBT is used for colorectal cancer screening to detect hidden blood in the stool. The FIT is done…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Jeanette J. from Idaho

Meet Jeanette Jeanette Johnson, survivor Boise, Idaho Jeanette’s Story I have Addison’s Disease and became very ill. After going to my doctor, I was officially diagnosed as having an  Addison’s crises; something I would never recover from. I had abdominal discomfort and diarrhea for a year. Like many, I was told it was irritable bowel syndrome…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Rick S. from California

Meet Rick Rick Sforza, family member Redlands, CA Rick’s Story My wife, Georgia, was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer in October of 2014. We decided on complete transparency as we began our fight with cancer. I’ve posted Georgia’s story every day on Facebook and the outpouring of love and support have been tremendous. As of…  Read More

Top 10 Reasons to attend Call-on Congress

by Maria Williams, friend and advocate 10. Meet caregivers Hear how others are coping with the “marathon” known as colorectal cancer. Learn different means people use to support their loved ones living with disease. 9. Meet survivors Find out how survivors discovered their disease and hear their stories. It is through hearing different stories, you can pass along warning signs…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Wenora F. from Illinois

Meet Wenora Wenora Farrell, survivor Joliet, IL Wenora’s Story In January of 2010, I buried my husband who passed away from pancreatic cancer.  I knew the trials and tribulations that came along with the diagnosis; the suffering, many office visits, and the fight to survive, but never knew it would happen to me.  You see, I thought…  Read More

Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I was also given a temporary ileostomy.…  Read More