Meet the One Million Strong – Lisa Marie McLaughlin

How do YOU define One Million Strong? One Million Strong means that whether you are newly diagnosed or a decade-long survivor, there is a network of individuals who have walked this journey and are willing to support you along your personal path. Where have you drawn strength? My family and my faith have been my strength. If I…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amy B. from California

Meet Amy Amy Jo Barnes, Survivor San Jose, California Amy’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 30, 2011 at 57 years old during a routine wellness check.  I was blessed to have wonderful doctors, caring nurses, loving friends and wild co-workers who have all worked overtime to get me through this battle.  Having…  Read More

Awareness should be color blind

With October comes football season and breast cancer awareness. Even with the negative press swirling around the NFL in September regarding cases involving domestic violence, that didn’t halt the league’s breast cancer awareness campaign. Despite the pullout of Proctor & Gamble’s pink mouthguards, the campaign carried on with the support of many corporate sponsors, teams and players. If you’ve watched…  Read More

Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jerina Ordono

by Jerina Ordono  LIVING WITH PURPOSE Cancer and my husband taught me how to live and live with a sense of purpose and passion, which brings us to present day and my involvement with Fight Colorectal Cancer. I didn’t go through this life-changing experience of living in the cancer world to just hold it all inside…after…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Bob Bernecker

How do YOU define One Million Strong? How I would define One Million Strong is: a group of people coming together to help others who need help with their situations and what they are going through (dealing with the cancer, etc).  And also extending a helping hand of support. After all they say there is power in…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Joy Henderson

How do YOU define One Million Strong? Each of the one million colorectal cancer survivors is strong and can make a difference, but together we are one million strong and can multiply the difference we can make individually by more than a million. Where have you drawn strength? I have drawn strength from several different sources.  First and…  Read More