Big Block of Blue Cheese Day: Colorectal Cancer Advocates Share Cheese!

No matter who wins the NFC football championship, Seattle Seahawks or the Green Bay Packers, you don’t have to be a “cheese head” to participate in Big Block of Cheese Day. What is Big Block of Cheese Day and how can you as a CRC advocate share your voice and concerns to the White House?   To start,…  Read More

How Advocacy Helps Me Carry On The Memory

by Patti Hollenback, advocate  I am a CRC widow, but on December 27, I renewed my vows. It wasn’t the typical exchange sealed with a kiss between a husband and wife to love, honor and obey in sickness and in health. It was the renewal of the promise I made to my husband Harry on that…  Read More

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