My Best Friend’s Death – Maria’s Tribute to Belle

by Maria Williams, advocate I lost my best friend Belle Piazza a short time ago. As I sit here rereading through the email she sent me regarding her final wishes, I find something I had either forgotten or suppressed. She asked with great clarity to write about her final experience, her death. This is something Belle…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Cheryl A. from Maryland

Meet Cheryl Cheryl Alston, survivor White Plains, MD Cheryl’s Story In 2007, I turned 50 years old and my doctor suggested I have a colonoscopy. My doctor referred me, but I “lost” the referral and did not seek another. About two years later, in 2009, my doctor gave me another referral. I “lost” that one as well.…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Susan B. from Georgia

Meet Susan Susan Baggarly, survivor Milledgeville, GA Susan’s Story In early 2013, I began having rectal pain and some bleeding. I thought that it was related to exercise, so I set up a visit with my gynecologist who ordered medication to treat what we believed to be hemorrhoids or a fissure. When the symptoms didn’t improve a…  Read More

Our Response & Action to the CDC’s Ostomy Ads

Thanks to the many advocates voicing their opinions through social media, I decided to pick up the phone and call the American Cancer Society (ACS) and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week regarding the new round of ads that are a part of the “Tips From Former Smokers“ campaign. This public health…  Read More

Attending One Million Strong – Nashville from my own home

by Evan Whittaker  When I began my internship with Fight CRC in January, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had heard great things about the organization and its advocates, but I knew little about what Fight CRC actually did. After my initial meeting with the team, I began working with them on One Million…  Read More