RECAP: 9th Annual Call-on Congress

In the Smithsonian Museum of American History, a 30′ x 42′ flag sits under dim lights, its wool fibers showing the wear and tear common among artifacts from 1814. A large restoration project has been underway to preserve the flag that once brought Americans hope when all seemed bleak. During the war of 1812, citizens were unsure that the…  Read More

Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it?  Could I be an advocate? I quickly learned that anyone can…  Read More

The New Buzz Word: Precision Medicine

Precision Medicine… Tomayto or Tomahto? An article in the New England Journal of Medicine, “Preparing for Precision Medicine” smartly summarized the idea of precision medicine in 2012: Ultimately, precision medicine should ensure that patients get the right treatment at the right dose at the right time, with minimum ill consequences and maximum efficacy. But it will…  Read More

Advocacy Update – February 2015

ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: PATSY PETZOLD Patsy is a stage IV survivor and one of our models from the 2013 One Million Strong photo shoot in Kansas City. She brought a small army of supporters consisting of family and friends to the shoot with her. From KC to NYC, Patsy took her team with her to Times Square as…  Read More

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