Advocate Spotlight: Suzanne Lindley

Suzanne Lindley has lived with metastatic colorectal cancer since 1998. She founded YES! Beat Liver Tumors (an organization for individuals living with metastatic liver tumors) and advocates for Fight Colorectal Cancer. From Humble Beginnings I knew nothing about advocacy before meeting Dusty Weaver and Jim Wetekam just over…

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Keep Coming Back for More – Pam Seijo

Pam Seijo, Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) Co-Chair On August 19, 2000, as I was preparing for my 17th year of teaching, I finally gave into the pain and was admitted to the hospital. My colon had ruptured and I was given the grim diagnosis of…

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Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program By Maria Williams, GAC co-chair This year we piloted a Jr. Advocates Program. The program is designed for children ages 6 through 13 who participate in Fight CRC’s annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The idea started as a suggestion from…

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Happy: Recap of Day 3 of 2014 Call-on Congress

It may sound strange that the #1 song on Billboard’s Top 100 this week, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, became the go-to song on our playlist this week at Call-on Congress. But there’s no other way to put it. Crazy, I know. Last night a room…

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