Rochelle Joseph is a 10-year, stage III colon cancer survivor from Upper Marlboro, Maryland by way of Dallas, Texas. She was diagnosed in 1999 just after completing graduate school at the age of 26. After six weeks of radiation and chemo, Rochelle underwent a colectomy to remove her tumor and proceeded with seven months of adjuvent therapy.
Rochelle took time off from work to participate in the 2010 Call-on Congress because:
“I believe that awareness, education, and early screening and detection are paramount with a preventable disease like colon cancer.”
When Rochelle met with her Members of Congress, she asked them to cosponsor legislation that will create a national screening and treatment for colorectal cancer similar to what we currently have in place for breast and cervical cancer.
Is your Representative a cosponsor of this life-saving legislation? If not, today is your chance to call your Representative and ask him/her to cosponsor H.R. 1189. Call 1-866-615-3375 anytime from 9 AM to 5:30 PM EDT, and ask your Representative to cosponsor H.R. 1189.
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