Teen Advocate: Libby Schrack’s Story

Call-on Congress is an annual event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard through an advocacy day on the Hill! We host this three-day event each March in the Washington, D.C. area. The Early Bird discount for our 2015 Call-on Congress (March 16-18)…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer Gains Funding in New Appropriations Bill

Advocates, Your hard work in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 really paid off!!! Last week, the House and the Senate completed action on the FY2015 spending bill and officially adjourned the 113th Congress. The bill will keep the federal government running until spring, and the president has already signed the bill into law. For the first time…  Read More

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