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

We need the House to go from $40 to $50 million for PRCRP

Use your voice! Help secure millions of dollars for colorectal cancer research! We need our advocates to take action this week.   Colon cancer competes for research funds One of Fight CRC’s legislative goals is to increase funding of the Department of Defense (DoD) Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research Program (PRCRP). This program allows for innovative research for many…  Read More

2015 BLUE STAR STATES CAMPAIGN: BIGGER AND BETTER THAN EVER

MARCH AS COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH As you may know, March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know that each year we work hard to get and keep awareness months recognized? We do this by getting proclamations and public support. Blue Star States is a partner-driven campaign that raises awareness at the state and national…  Read More

ADVOCACY UPDATE – OCTOBER 2014

Advocates, Happy first month of fall! As the weather cools down, things in advocacy are heating up! For this month’s advocacy update, we’re sharing ways you can get involved with Fight CRC this season. If you haven’t already, join the ADVOCATES FACEBOOK GROUP to get daily updates and connect with other advocates.  ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: JERINA ORDONO After…  Read More

ADVOCACY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2014

Advocates, Congress took a five-week break in August and early September but that didn’t slow us down! Between our advocacy and awareness efforts, we’ve stayed busy. For real-time updates, be sure to join our Advocates Facebook Group. Why Advocate? Chris Heffelbower, a stage IV survivor from Minnesota, joined us at the Twins game for Pitch for Prevention…  Read More