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Honoring My Father Through Advocacy

Honoring My Father Through Advocacy

by Michell Baker, partnership manager for Fight Colorectal Cancer At the time of my father’s diagnosis, I was living in beautiful sunny San Diego, CA without a care in the world. Life was good, so I thought……… In July of 2007, we found out our strong, sensitive, humble father had colon cancer. Just hearing the word cancer was a huge blow to the stomach, and then days later finding out that it was stage IV cancer was a complete body blow. In August, I flew home to Portland, OR for my daddy’s surgery. It removed a portion of his colon and some lesions on his liver.  The waiting room was

Capitol Hill Countdown – One Week | 2013 Call-on Congress

Next Monday morning, you will find me nursing a hot cup of airport coffee as I head to Washington DC for the 2013 Call-on Congress – Fight Colorectal Cancer’s 7th Call-on Congress event. I will be recapping each day on the blog so that all advocates (near and far) can stay in the loop and take action during Call-on Congress 2013. I’m sure I will also find ways to add my survivor voice into the mix, along with the voices of the other 80+ attendees. Oh – and I might crack a poop joke or two. Consider yourself forewarned! First time for everything This will be my first time at

The Power to Prevent Colorectal Cancer is In Your Hands

You can make a difference in the fight against colorectal cancer wherever you are! Use our ONE MILLION STRONG TOOLBOX as a guide for how to get involved now in the fight against colorectal cancer. Do you have a smart phone? Do you tweet? Post Instagram pictures? Are you on Facebook? Join our social media campaign to let your friends, family, and coworkers know why it’s so important to get screened for colorectal cancer. 3 ways you can help: On Twitter: Follow us. Tweet about why you are strong, observations and photos using the hashtag #1MilStrong and tag @FightCRC On Facebook Like us. Post photos, updates, and videos to our wall.

Come to DC for Free!

Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to announce that we will be providing scholarships for advocates to attend Call-on Congress 2013! Scholarship applicants must be: A voting resident in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Ohio, or Wisconsin A colorectal cancer survivor or patient currently in treatment A first time Call-on Congress attendee “Like us” on Facebook One person from each of the target states listed above will be selected to receive a scholarship to attend Call-on Congress. The scholarships are made possible through a private donation in memory of advocate and friend Joyce Anne Ware Longfellow, who passed away earlier this year. The aim is to help survivors come to Washington, DC and make

Congress Will Welcome CRC Advocates with Blue on March 7

Four members of Congress want their colleagues to wear blue on March 7 to welcome Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates who will be on Capitol Hill that day. In a Dear Colleagues letter, Charles Dent, Betty McCollum, Michael G. Fitzpatrick, and James P. McGovern asked other members to GO BLUE on March 7 to show their support for the advocates and draw national attention to colorectal cancer. Their letter emphasized the importance of screening for prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer — the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women in the United States. They said that if everyone age 50 and over were screened for colorectal

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