One Million Strong Nashville A New Experience

by Shawna Snyder Last year I was involved in the 2014 One Million Strong (OMS) event in NYC at Grand Central Terminal, and it was awesome! The energy was high and we had advocates travel from near and far to join the fight and champion our cause. I was excited to be involved in this event;…  Read More

$120,000 Raised for the Fight Against Colorectal Cancer in Nashville

*For a great recap, read The Country Sip’s write-up! One Million Strong Lights up the City’s Night Sky After Star-Studded Events, a Concert in the Park and a Survivor’s March ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 10, 2015 – Marking the end of national Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, nonprofit Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) wrapped up its annual public awareness…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans. But shortly after my celebration, I found out that my mother,…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Hillary B. From Montana

Meet Hillary Hillary Begger, caregiver Billings, Montana Hillary’s Story My name is Hillary Begger and my brother Aaron was diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2010 at the age of 25. Flash forward to  present day – Aaron is still fighting. Unfortunately, in order to remove the 32 cm tumor from his colon, a permanent colostomy bag…  Read More

Carrying the Torch into April

I am not sure how we can top this March, but I know our advocates and supporters will find a way. The song “Stronger Than That” by Craig Campbell and stage IV survivor, Rose Hausmann, was serendipitous, giving us a much-needed anthem. As a community, we are touched by the stories of those newly diagnosed, those…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Traci J. From Colorado

Meet Traci Traci Johnson, survivor Castle Rock, Colorado Traci’s Story I was diagnosed in 2012 with stage IV colon cancer at age 42. With no family history, this was a complete shock. I have had many ups and downs, but two-and-a-half years later, I’m alive and kicking! My cancer is still there but it is stable thanks…  Read More