Record-Breaking 2015 Call-on Congress

Fight CRC Hosts Record-Breaking Call-on Congress for March 2015 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Fight Colorectal Cancer to host ninth annual Call-on Congress featuring experts, survivors and caregivers impacted by the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 16, 2015 — Fight…

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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? …

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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