Funding Cancer Research – Keeping it Brief

When I think about efforts to increase federal funding for research programs, the Ringo Starr lyrics “it don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy,” play over and over in my mind. While Ringo Starr wasn’t singing about federal funding, the phrase definitely holds true. TOPIC: FUNDING CANCER RESEARCH THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PEER…  Read More

Issue Brief: 21st Century Cures

Health care policy affects all of us: patients, caregivers and family members. Staying on top of current issues and legislation helps you advocate for the cause more effectively. Our Keeping it Brief advocacy blog series will inform, empower and encourage your socially-conscious efforts so you’re ready to take action.    TOPIC: 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 6) We’re…  Read More

Precision Medicine Initiative Hill Briefing  

Fight CRC founder and Chair of the Board Nancy Roach served on panel representing the patient voice in the research community Alexandria, Va. – June 17, 2015 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) Founder and Chair of the Board Nancy Roach served as part of a distinguished panel on June 8 during a Hill briefing co-hosted…  Read More

Dealing With the Cost of Colorectal Cancer

We’re grateful for guest blogger Kelly Alvord from the Patient Advocate Foundation. In this blog she’s helped explain struggles patients may face with the cost of cancer care and suggestions on how to organize, lower costs and get help with the financial burdens that come with a cancer diagnosis. PAF is a national leader and established…  Read More

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program By Maria Williams, GAC co-chair This year we piloted a Jr. Advocates Program. The program is designed for children ages 6 through 13 who participate in Fight CRC’s annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The idea started as a suggestion from a parent and developed into its own program focused on the…  Read More

Sen. Brown Receives 2015 Congressional Champion Award

Fight CRC awards Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) for his initiatives and actions supporting colorectal cancer patients and policies Alexandria, Va. – June 5, 2015 – On June 8, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) advocates will award Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) with the 2015 Congressional Champion Award at the Ohio Capitol Building in Cleveland. Advocates will applaud…  Read More