Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it?  Could I be an advocate? I quickly learned that anyone can…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Daniel S. from Hawaii

Meet Daniel Daniel Shockley, survivor Mililani, Hawaii Family Daniel’s Story My name is Daniel Shockley, I am a retired military member, I reside in Hawaii and am a pre-colorectal cancer survivor with an attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis (AFAP) diagnosis. You can read about my personal experience at the following link: http://www.army.mil/article/90122/ Additionally, you can find more information regarding…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Barbara B. From Oregon

Meet Barbara Barbara Baughman, caregiver Hillsboro, Oregon Barbara’s Story This is my husband Rodger, who was diagnosed in February 2008 with stage IV colorectal cancer. We were at our beach house when Rodger began experiencing major bleeding. He decided that he wanted to be back in Hillsboro, so we drove immediately home and then to the…  Read More

Reefer Madness: Rehashed — in memory of Matthew Gunnels

  Anyone Can Advocate Advocating in the fight against colorectal cancer is something that anyone can do, even if you haven’t been diagnosed personally. We love to share inspiring stories whenever we can, and today we’d like to recognize the amazing strength of a group of friends and colleagues who lost a loved one to the…  Read More

Lynch Syndrome- The Basics

by Dennis J. Ahnen MD, AGAF, FACG, Professor of Medicine and Gastroenteorlogy, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Director, Gastroenterology of the Rockies GI Genetics Clinic The purpose of this blog is to begin with the basics about Lynch Syndrome, what is it, how common is it, why is it important, when should we suspect it and what to do…  Read More

Teen Advocate: Libby Schrack’s Story

Call-on Congress is an annual event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard through an advocacy day on the Hill! We host this three-day event each March in the Washington, D.C. area. The Early Bird discount for our 2015 Call-on Congress (March 16-18)…  Read More