Meet the One Million Strong – Amy B. from California

Meet Amy Amy Jo Barnes, Survivor San Jose, California Amy’s Story I was diagnosed with colon cancer on September 30, 2011 at 57 years old during a routine wellness check.  I was blessed to have wonderful doctors, caring nurses, loving friends and wild co-workers who have all worked overtime to get me through this battle.  Having…  Read More

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…  Read More

Standing Up for the One Million Strong

by Danielle Burgess It’s difficult to adequately describe the emotion of Friday night for me. As a teen colon cancer survivor, attending Stand Up to Cancer felt like a “Make a Wish” moment. But my trip to Hollywood last weekend was so much more than that. As a survivor, it made me celebrate life in a…  Read More

TALKING ABOUT PERSONAL TRAUMA ISN'T EASY

by Anjee Davis , Fight Colorectal Cancer President At our photo shoot last week we heard incredible stories of strength and watched people engage in community. I love hearing people’s stories, and I love watching advocates connect with one another on the set. It makes our work so powerful. After the photo shoot, something happened that…  Read More

UNITED AND STANDING UP TO CANCER

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…  Read More

Finding State Statistics on Colon and Rectal Cancer

by Andi Dwyer, Director of Health Promotion DATA: IT’S EASIER TO FIND THAN YOU THINK One of our advocates recently called asking for information about the number of cancers diagnosed in her region of Central Illinois. She requested this information so she could write and accurately illustrate to her legislators the burden of colorectal cancer in…  Read More