Welcome to the new Fight Colorectal Cancer

Today we are pleased to announce that the Colorectal Cancer Coalition is now called Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Our updated mission statement is:
Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise their voices against the status quo.

We’ve changed our name and our look because we have a mission to accomplish and it requires some tough talk. Because when we’re talking about a disease that kills someone every 9 minutes, we want to make sure the person listening to us knows that the status quo is not good enough. We want them to know that there are 50,000 people who will lose their lives in 2011 to colorectal cancer, and that is unacceptable.

We are tired of the incremental progress and the words without action. We’re building an army, we’re waging a war and we intend to win; so much so that we made it our new vision statement: We envision victory over colorectal cancer.

Beyond the new name and logo and rebranded new website, our long-time supporters will see that the core of our work has not changed.

  • We support patients, family members and caregivers.
  • We serve as a resource for colorectal cancer advocates, policymakers, medical professionals, researchers and health care providers.
  • And we do everything we can to increase and improve research.

At the same time, we:

  • Ask patients, caregivers and family members join the fight against colorectal cancer by learning more about the disease, talking to others about it and becoming advocates.
  • Urge researchers to act boldly and take chances with cutting-edge research, and
  • Push policymakers to introduce and support legislation that helps people with colorectal cancer.

We’d like to thank our friends at Big Duck for all their hard work in helping us launch this new brand. Please pardon our dust as we work to update our site and links over the next few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.

Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Get behind a cure.

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