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Fight CRC Advocacy Leaders Speak Out

With a new president and Congress taking office this year, Fight Colorectal Cancer’s commitment to give those affected by colorectal cancer a voice on the Hill is stronger than ever. That commitment will be heavily supported by the members of Fight CRC’s Congressional Advisory Committee…

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Junior advocates find their voice

by Maria Williams, co-chair of the Grassroots Action Committee and visionary behind the junior advocates program at Call-on Congress. Who would have thought kids ages 6 – 16 would want to take on Capitol Hill? Well, this is exactly what a dozen young junior advocates,…

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Fight CRC Launches 4th Annual State Proclamation Campaign

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has launched the 2017 Blue Star States campaign that’s requesting proclamations from all 50 states to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The nonprofit will work with actively engaged grassroots advocates around the country to get nationwide attention for…

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Chris Ganser

An Unforeseen Passion

  Chris Ganser is a stage IV colon cancer survivor diagnosed at age 34. He is featured in Colondar 2.0 by The Colon Club and is a Fight CRC advocate. He’s been involved in advocacy on the Hill, research advocacy and most recently, he joined…

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Keeping it Brief: Affordable Care Act

With news of insurers dropping out of the marketplace and premiums increasing, you may be wondering if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is really going to be “affordable” when open enrollment begins this year. As the 2016 campaign nears its end, the latest Kaiser Health…

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Campaign for Cures: Vote for Medical Progress!

Research is critical to the advancement of medical progress. Research provides hope to patients. Campaign For Cures: Vote for Medical Progress!, a national voter education initiative launched by Research!America, is urging candidates running for national office to share their views and commit to making faster…

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iRacing for Colorectal Cancer Awareness

Ben Cox joined us on the Hill for his first time three years ago as an advocate. He advocates alongside his mother Susan and brother Andrew on behalf of his late father, Randy Cox. Ben’s advocacy is seen both on and off the Hill. Check…

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Advocate Spotlight: Suzanne Lindley

Suzanne Lindley has lived with metastatic colorectal cancer since 1998. She founded YES! Beat Liver Tumors (an organization for individuals living with metastatic liver tumors) and advocates for Fight Colorectal Cancer. From Humble Beginnings I knew nothing about advocacy before meeting Dusty Weaver and Jim Wetekam just over…

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800 Messages to Congress!

The August Recess Challenge is part of our “boots on the ground” strategy at Fight CRC. Advocates take action year-round from home using our advocacy portal, but the August Recess in Congress presents a unique opportunity to engage with them. We capitalize on when members work “in district”…

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IT'S NOT JUST HYPE: YOUR VOICE MATTERS

“Your voice matters!” I say it at least a few times a day to our advocates. Because it does. YOUR VOICE matters. Every survivor, caregiver and loved one’s voice matters. No matter how big or small. On August 1, two reality TV stars used their…

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