The 10 Phases of Call-on Congress

Call-on Congress is a three-day event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.! Whether you’re a Call-on Congress veteran or you’ve never been before, we’re excited to help…

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Minnesota Representative Joins Congressional Advisory Committee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Alexandria, Va. – Dec. 21, 2015 – Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC)  is proud to announce that Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN) is joining Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Congressional Advisory Committee as its sixth honorary member. “Colorectal cancer is a disease that has…

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Keeping It Brief: Federal Budget and Continuing Resolutions

In the last few days you’ve probably heard the phrase “government shutdown” one time too many. Though this is something we hoped to never experience after the 17-day shutdown in 2013, we almost saw it happen again this week. How does this happen? Congress is…

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Thank You for NOT Being Pink

By Maria Williams, GAC Co-Chair Kicking Things Off “Thank you for NOT being pink!” This was the exclamation of a 38 year-old woman at a local car show in Vancouver, Washington. We stood in the Saturday morning sun where she shared this was the first…

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Tired of Coming in Last

by Roy Duhé, Ph.D.  September Advocate Spotlight Dr. Roy Duhé is a professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Radiation Oncology, as well as the Associate Director for Cancer Education, at the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute. He has led the charge with Mississippi’s screening goal…

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August Recess Challenge – It's Time to Act!

Overview Members of Congress go home in August to make sure they stay in touch with the voters! We need Fight CRC advocates around the country to take advantage of the opportunity to meet, tweet and call while they’re on recess working “in district.” Our…

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Illinois Representative joins Congressional Advisory Committee

Congressman, the husband of a young-onset survivor, joins Fight CRC political advisory committee. Alexandria, Va. – July 13, 2015 – Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) is joining Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Congressional Advisory Committee as its fifth honorary member. “I am honored to join this advisory…

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Keeping It Brief: Funding Cancer Research

When I think about efforts to increase federal funding for research programs, the Ringo Starr lyrics “it don’t come easy, you know it don’t come easy,” play over and over in my mind. While Ringo Starr wasn’t singing about federal funding, the phrase definitely holds…

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Rep. Dent makes VA appropriations request

Fight Colorectal Cancer commends Congressional Advisory Committee member Rep. Charlie Dent (PA-15) for: his work with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and his addition to an appropriations bill that would encourage the VA to use funding to research colorectal cancer (including looking into a…

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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…

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