Finding strength in your worst moment as a caregiver

by Martin Lannon Over the years I had seen television shows or read stories about pivotal moments in other people’s lives. These moments changed them, or caused them to realize they were more than just the routine they had fallen into. My moment came in…

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Letter from the President – January 2017

Dear Advocates, January is a time to reaffirm our shared commitment to our mission: We raise our voice to empower and activate a community of patients, fighters and champions to push for better policies and to support research, education and awareness for all those touched…

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Fight CRC’s Top 16 Moments of 2016

We went to the White House. Andi Dwyer, Fight CRC’s Director of Health Promotion, was invited to attend a special session at the White House to discuss potential ways to enhance patient access to clinical trials. Blue Ribbon Panel. Fight CRC Medical Advisory Board member…

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2nd Christmas Without My Mom

  For most people, the holidays are a joyous time to get together with family, share traditions and give each other gifts. However, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, this season can be a bittersweet one, even downright depressing. Anyone…

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In Loving Memory of Rose

“I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Rose Hausmann…

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Finding My Voice

Kristina Smith is a loving widow, mother, teacher and basketball coach in Hollister, MO. She has one son, Porter (3), step-daughter, Lilly (15), and two fur babies, Molly and Daisy. Kristina enjoys basketball, watching her daughter play volleyball, and riding four-wheelers and looking for deer…

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The Goodbyes

I cannot believe how long it took me to write this post. I now know it’s because saying goodbye is hard. My husband and I, along with two friends, opened a restaurant this past May. I knew it would be long hours and lots of…

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An Office Manager With Heart

Jerri Lyn Mooney began working with Fight Colorectal Cancer seven years ago in May 2009. Over the past several years she’s helped build the organization and execute many behind-the-scenes operations. Advocates love her for her kindness and helpfulness. She’s a true advocate who loves the…

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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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Recap: 2016 Ambassador Training

Music can express your thoughts when you can’t find the words to express the power of something. Ambassador training 2016 left me at a loss for words. It was one of the most powerful, emotional and inspiring weekends of my life. Lucky for me (and you!) I have…

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