Meet the One Million Strong – Amy B. from California

Meet Amy Amy Jo Barnes, Survivor San Jose, California Amy’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 30, 2011 at 57 years old during a routine wellness check.  I was blessed to have wonderful doctors, caring nurses, loving friends and wild co-workers who have all worked overtime to get me through this battle.  Having…  Read More

ADVOCACY UPDATE – OCTOBER 2014

Advocates, Happy first month of fall! As the weather cools down, things in advocacy are heating up! For this month’s advocacy update, we’re sharing ways you can get involved with Fight CRC this season. If you haven’t already, join the ADVOCATES FACEBOOK GROUP to get daily updates and connect with other advocates.  ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: JERINA ORDONO After…  Read More

Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jerina Ordono

by Jerina Ordono  LIVING WITH PURPOSE Cancer and my husband taught me how to live and live with a sense of purpose and passion, which brings us to present day and my involvement with Fight Colorectal Cancer. I didn’t go through this life-changing experience of living in the cancer world to just hold it all inside…after…  Read More

FINANCIAL TOXICITY IS A SIDE EFFECT

THE COST OF CANCER TREATMENT Although the high cost of cancer treatment has been a growing issue in the United States for a number of years, it has recently been focused on in the mainstream media. On October 5, 2014 CBS News 60 Minutes aired an episode featuring correspondent Lesley Stahl interviewing several prominent cancer doctors…  Read More

Cook-off For a Cause

After losing her husband, Steve, in 2010 to colorectal cancer, Suzan Mayberry wanted to do something in his honor that combined his passion for family, friends and a good BBQ, all while supporting the fight against colorectal cancer. Suzan formed the Mayberry Memorial Cook-offs and began hosting BBQ cook-offs and donating proceeds to fund the fight…  Read More

Camp Kesem: A Childhood Experience to Remember

by Belle Piazza, survivor and advocate Last year, Fight Colorectal Cancer sent me to Washington, D.C. to attend an event similar to Call-on Congress, which I’ve attended with the kids the past three years.  The event was called One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) and people were there from all types of cancer-related organizations.  During this event,…  Read More