Why Advocacy?


Think back through American history and reflect on key incidents that created social change. From equality issues to program funding, most issues that become social movements share one common thread:  political action gets involved.

Like it or not, the courts and our legislation often govern and set our social priorities and views. So how to do we make colorectal cancer a national priority?

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we believe it starts with you.


Changes in health care coverage and budget cuts to medical research mean that your elected officials need to hear your voice louder than ever.

In the United States, one of the most important aspects of our freedom is the first amendment right to “petition the government for a redress of grievances.”

Together with our advocates – who are patients, family members, caregivers and medical professionals just like you – we speak with members of Congress and the White House about early intervention and screening for colorectal cancer, quality treatment options for patients and funding for research into better treatments and a cure. We are always searching for the cure.

Change starts with you. The power of advocacy is fueled by your voice and your story.

There are over one million colorectal cancer survivors in the United States. With a united voice, we can be one million strong in the fight against colorectal cancer.

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