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5 Steps from Unaware to Aware

5 Steps from Unaware to Aware

by Shawna Snyder A few weeks ago I worked an awareness event at Craig Campbell’s concert in Kansas City that left me stunned in a way I didn’t think was possible. This event had over 3,000 people there, I’d say the majority of them were ages 21-35. As many of the event-goers walked by our table, they moved away from our Fight Colorectal Cancer booth when they saw what we represented, embarrassed that they’d just read the word “colorectal.” The biggest shock to me was that when people did come up to our booth, they questioned what colorectal cancer was and even asked where their colon was located. These questions assured me



THE STARS ALIGN FOR CANCER RESEARCH Along with the stars of Hollywood, we were invited to participate in the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) “red carpet” activities and sent our very own Director of Communications and two-time colorectal cancer survivor Danielle Burgess to cover the action and hopefully snag a few million strong-arm poses along the way! Statistics show that 1 in 3 women and 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. This is why an event like Stand Up to Cancer is so significant. At this event, celebrities and numerous organizations unite as one to emphasize the importance of raising funds for cancer research.


On Target for Hope – Recap from One Million Strong in Minnesota

by Danielle Burgess, Dir. of Communications Even a week after the One Million Strong event in Minnesota, I find myself getting goosebumps as the photos from my phone slowly upload to the Flickr account. Memories of children and their parents lighting up when country star and Fight CRC National Spokesman Craig Campbell walks into their hotel room to sing a few songs and offer autographs. Memories of watching our “super volunteers” Pam, Ed & Patti roll up their sleeves and make the burden of a jam-packed, two-day event seem light, and the chaos that accompanies any on-site activity seem calm. Memories of meeting new friends at Colon Cancer Coalition and seeing


Craig Campbell Becomes First National Spokesman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight Colorectal Cancer Announces Country Music Singer Craig Campbell As National Spokesman Alexandria, Va. – June 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is excited to announce that Craig Campbell, country music artist and singer of the hit song ‘Keep them Kisses Comin,’ is the organization’s first national spokesman. As a repre­sentative for the organization, Campbell will share his personal connection to the cause, advocate for screening and direct individuals to Fight Colorectal Cancer for information and support. “We couldn’t ask for a better spokesman to represent our organization,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “When we asked him to join the fight his response was,

Fight Colorectal Cancer Grows Health Promotion Program to Reach and Empower Patients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ALEXANDRIA, Va. (May 30, 2014) – Fight Colorectal Cancer is taking steps to ensure that patients and their families can get the resources they need to fight colorectal cancer. A new Health Promotion program will refine the organization’s patient education services while adding new components to better reach and equip patients. “We know that patients are looking for a place to go, or a starting point, once they are diagnosed and we’re focusing our programs to ensure that we provide relevant, reliable and practical resources,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. New Health Promotion Program Over the last five years the patient education program at

Advocates from all 50 States Work to Turn Nation “Blue” for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Apr. 1, 2014 - ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Advocates from every state in the U.S. raised their voices this year as part of “Blue Star States,” a campaign by Fight Colorectal Cancer and the Colon Cancer Alliance seeking to have every state issue a proclamation designating March 2014 as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. To-date, 46 states issued proclamations and two others published governor or state-issued letters highlighting the importance of screening and early detection of the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. This was the first time advocates from all 50 states submitted requests. “Advocates from across the U.S. stepped up and made colorectal cancer a national priority this


Meet the One Million Strong – Mandy C. from Alabama

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  MEET MANDY  Mandy Carroll, Survivor From West Blocton, Alabama MANDY’S STORY I was diagnosed at 26 years old with stage IIIA colon cancer in 2009. I have been diagnosed since then with stage IV because it spread. I have gone through 24 rounds of chemotherapy to date and still have a long way to go, but I am a survivor and I will stay that way! I have a Facebook page called Mandy’s Fighters if you would like to follow my fight. I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters

Happy New Year

Another year, full of hope and promises. Won’t you help make our dream of a world free from colorectal cancer come true in 2012. Raise awareness that screening prevents colorectal cancer. Make sure you, your family, and your friends are screened for colorectal cancer as soon you reach 50 — earlier if you are at higher risk. Tell your friends living with colon or rectal cancer that they can call the Answer Line with their questions and concerns. Join us for supportive discussions in the Fight Colorectal Support Community and let others know they’ll find help there. Come to Call on Congress and make sure that programs and funding for

C3 Advocates Join Stand Up to Cancer Effort

C3: Colorectal Cancer Coalition Advocates Sean Twersky, Christine Niemi, Florence Kurttila and C3 Board member Andy Giusti will be attending the Stand Up to Cancer broadcast on Friday night, September 5 at 8 pm (Eastern) simulcast on NBC, ABC, and CBS.  They’ll be wearing Cover Your Butt t-shirts to encourage legislation to remove financial barriers to colorectal cancer screening and prevent colorectal cancer.