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Meet the One Million Strong- Krista Wilson from Indiana

Meet Krista Krista Wilson, Family Member/Friend of Patient Evansville, Indiana Krista’s Story While working in a colorectal surgeon’s office I overheard a surgeon tell another employee that colorectal cancer was preventable. I was shocked! A “preventable cancer” that the whole world didn’t know about? Immediately, I…

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Advocates Honored During Call-On Congress

During this year’s Call-on Congress, Fight Colorectal Cancer honored five outstanding individuals who have made a tremendous impact on the fight against colorectal cancer. Community Advocate Award –  Candace Henley, Chad & Sheila Schrack The Community Advocate Award was created to highlight inspiring work to increase awareness,…

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Jennifer Bracey

Meet the One Million Strong- Jennifer Bracey from Virginia

Meet Jennifer Jennifer Bracey, Stage III Patient/Survivor Richmond, Virginia Jennifer’s Story I am a 3-year rectal cancer survivor. I was diagnosed in Jan., 2014 with stage IIIB. I have had two reoccurrences since my initial diagnosis and radiation therapy three different times, four surgeries, chemo…

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Abbey Schnell

Meet the One Million Strong- Abbey Schnell from Nebraska

Meet Abbey Abbey Schnell, Patient/Survivor Lincoln, Nebraska Abbey’s Story Oct. 4, 2012 started like any other day. I work from home so I went into my home office to start working. An hour into my shift, my water broke and I was on my way…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Teri Griege from Missouri

Meet Teri Teri Griege, Survivor/Patient St. Louis, Missouri Teri’s Story Everyone has dreams about what they want to be when they grow up. My dream was to one day compete in the IRONMAN World Championship in Kona, Hawaii. After running in the Chicago and Boston…

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Rob Vite

Meet the One Million Strong- Robert Vite from Wisconsin

Meet Robert Robert Vite, Survivor/Patient Waukesha, Wisconsin Robert’s Story My name is Rob Vite, I am 35 years old and was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. I grew up in central Florida, I attended the University of Florida after high school. I started a…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Darin Hosier from Washington

Meet Darin Darin Hosier, Survivor/Patient Bellevue, Washington Darin’s Story I could not shake this pain I had in my back in Oct. 2012 when I was 46. I thought I might have a slipped disc. Later, I experienced severe abdominal pain which led me to…

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Call-On Congress: Hill Day recap

I’m a freelance journalist. People tell me their stories and I write about them for a living. But during day three of Call-on Congress, I became the storyteller. When I lost my mom in 2015 to colon cancer, I never thought her death would take…

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Call-On Congress: Day Two Recap

Rough weather? No problem! Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, advocates were as passionate as ever during the second day of Call-On Congress. It was an emotionally-charged day in which advocates not only tackled difficult (yet necessary) topics in the fight against colorectal cancer, but…

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