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Fight CRC Launches 4th Annual State Proclamation Campaign

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has launched the 2017 Blue Star States campaign that’s requesting proclamations from all 50 states to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The nonprofit will work with actively engaged grassroots advocates around the country to get nationwide attention for…

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800 Messages to Congress!

The August Recess Challenge is part of our “boots on the ground” strategy at Fight CRC. Advocates take action year-round from home using our advocacy portal, but the August Recess in Congress presents a unique opportunity to engage with them. We capitalize on when members work “in district”…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Joe Jung from Illinois

Meet Joe Joe Jung, stage IV colon cancer survivor Lisle, Illinois Joe’s Story At age 40, after being diagnosed as anemic, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. After my colonoscopy, I was devastated with the results. I had a minefield of thousands of…

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Keeping It Brief: NATIONAL GOAL of 80% BY 2018

BACKGROUND Announced at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting in 2013, 80% by 2018 is a movement supported by more than 500 organizations committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. This goal unites us behind a shared effort. Fight…

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Event Recap: Wisconsin Proclamation Signing

Kelly Kuster is a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor from Milwaukee, WI. She was featured in the Colon Club’s 2013 Colondar, volunteers with the Colon Cancer Coalition and is a Fight CRC advocate. This November she requested the first Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month state proclamation…

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2016 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Kicks Off in Wisconsin

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 2, 2015 — Wisconsin set the pace this month as the state’s top leadership rallied advocates and colorectal cancer survivors to kick off Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Blue Star States campaign. Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a stage II survivor, hosted…

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Blue Star States Success Story: Arkansas

Written by Nikol Hamilton, MSN, RN In 2014, I worked to secure a proclamation from Governor Mike Beebe to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In previous years, several people have submitted the request. However, in 2013 it was denied. This ignited my quest to…

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Advocacy Update – April 2015

Advocates, We didn’t let up all month. President Obama, the House and the Senate recognized March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Better yet, coast-to-coast advocates stood strong and showed their support. Don’t forget to join the Facebook group for advocates and sign up to be…

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Blue Star States 2015 Summary Report

In 2014, Fight Colorectal Cancer launched Blue Star States, a campaign with a mission for all 50 states to recognize Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. We experienced huge success. Not only did advocates in all 50 states submit proclamation requests, President Obama issued the first national…

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Advocacy Update – March 2015

Advocates, We’ve planned. We’ve prepped. And we’re pumped. It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and March Madness is here! Read this advocacy update to find out what’s happening this month in the fight against colorectal cancer. Advocate Spotlight: Melissa Coetzee We shoot for the stars each…

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