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

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