Q&A Session with Rep. Fitzpatrick

Fight CRC is privileged to work with a small committee of congressional leaders committed to fighting colorectal cancer. This committee, called our Congressional Advisory Committee, includes leaders like Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick who’s been personally impacted by the cause. He’s a stage III survivor. Today we thank Rep. Fitzpatrick not only for his leadership on the Hill, but for…  Read More

Free Us From Disease And Wave Your Flag

When I get older I will be stronger They’ll call me freedom just like a wavin’ flag So wave your flag, now wave your flag Now wave your flag – Lyrics from “Wavin’ Flag” by K’Naan Today is Flag Day – the celebration of the symbol that embodies our freedom. Today we wave our American flags because…  Read More

Happy National Cancer Survivor’s Day

To all who’ve received that dreaded phone call or the unpleasant news of pathology reports. Who’ve handled the weight of bricks as anxiety floods the chest at the break of life-threatening news. Who’ve felt stomachs jump into throats, and then drop down into a pit. Who’ve faced the haunted question, “Am I going to die?” more…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Andy Avery from Tennessee

Meet Andy Andy Avery, family member Hickory Withe, Tennessee Andy’s Story Hi folks, I’d like to share the story of my wife Beverly. In March 2012 she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer and had a tumor the size of a fist removed. Her surgery was followed by intense chemo for 12 treatments. She fought courageously while working her full-time job. She began…  Read More

In Loving Memory of Chris Heffelbower

In Loving Memory of Chris Heffelbower When people ask, “What is your least favorite part about your job?” the answer is easy and it’s always the same. Losing advocates is by far the worst part of working for a cancer organization. Our advocates (survivors, caregivers, and loved ones) become like family to us. Their stories are…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Carla G from New Mexico

Meet Carla Carla Gonzalez, family member Portales, New Mexico Carla’s Story My mother was the strongest, most influential person I’ve known, and I was blessed to call her mine! My mom was very sick, and after a month in the hospital,  she was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Unfortunately for her, during the years she…  Read More