Empowerment Through Advocacy: Jerina Ordono

by Jerina Ordono  LIVING WITH PURPOSE Cancer and my husband taught me how to live and live with a sense of purpose and passion, which brings us to present day and my involvement with Fight Colorectal Cancer. I didn’t go through this life-changing experience of living in the cancer world to just hold it all inside…after…  Read More

A Tribute to Gordon Cole

Gordon Cole passed away on September 26, 2014.  Gordon was one of those rare souls who could make you laugh and cry all at the same time. He was a husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. He came to his first Call-on Congress training in 2007, joined our Board of Directors (past Secretary) in 2011…  Read More

ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: Debra's Thoughts on ASCO

by Debra Merritt, advocate MY JOURNEY WITH CANCER On November 14, 2008 my journey with cancer began with my husband Cliff’s stage IV colon cancer diagnosis. We had lived an amazing life, married as students in college at the age of 20, and were just four days away from our 30th anniversary and six days away from his…  Read More

Advocate Spotlight: Suzan's Thoughts On ASCO

by Fight CRC advocate Suzan Mayberry ASCO – WHAT AN EXPERIENCE What a privilege to attend the 2014 ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) conference at McCormick Place in the windy city of Chicago. This conference was every bit of exciting as my first day of university. People from all over the world were there, and…  Read More

What Doesn't Kill You – A Story From Call-on Congress

by Bunny Terry They say (the pundits, singers and entertainers) that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. I’m pretty sure they were referring to cancer and its survivors. Songs with that phrase have been used as background music for several videos of cancer patients getting stronger in the face of this ever-present and devastating disease.…  Read More

Remembering Tonya

I remember the first time I saw Tonya. I immediately knew I liked her. Reading over her application to be a Colondar model, I had no doubt she embodied a survivor everyone would look up to. Pictures didn’t do her justice. Yes, her beauty hopped off the page. But it was her strong spirit and insistence…  Read More