Top 10 Reasons to attend Call-on Congress

by Maria Williams, friend and advocate 10. Meet caregivers Hear how others are coping with the “marathon” known as colorectal cancer. Learn different means people use to support their loved ones living with disease. 9. Meet survivors Find out how survivors discovered their disease and hear their stories. It is through hearing different stories, you can pass along warning signs…  Read More

Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I was also given a temporary ileostomy.…  Read More

Advocacy Update: November & December 2014

Advocates, Most members of Congress spent October working the campaign trail, but our advocates have already made November a month full of action! In addition to the midterm elections, there has been movement on the oral chemotherapy parity issue and the removing barriers to CRC screening bill, and we launched our state proclamation campaign for Colorectal…  Read More

NCCRT Annual Meeting 2014 – Getting to the Finish Line

Every year in mid-November we gather together for the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting. Having our staff in one place is great, but having nearly 100 colorectal cancer organizations, medical professionals and advocates gathered together is truly remarkable. At NCCRT’s annual meeting, organizational leaders roll up their sleeves and make plans for the coming…  Read More

What to Expect from the November 2014 Election

by Margaret Carvin, JD., Fight CRC Policy Strategist Regardless of which political party you may associate yourself with, the 2014 mid-term elections were exciting. For some, the Republican victories brought a sigh of relief. For others, the outcome brought a sigh of displeasure. No matter what post-election emotions you may be experiencing this week, one thing…  Read More

Why Blue Star States Matters

by Emily White, advocacy manager at Fight Colorectal Cancer Requesting a state proclamation from your governor for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month is one of the simplest, yet most effective, means of advocacy. Plus, it’s a great way to get involved from home. This national initiative, called Blue Star States, is one of the grassroots advocacy projects at Fight…  Read More