Junior advocates find their voice

by Maria Williams, co-chair of the Grassroots Action Committee and visionary behind the junior advocates program at Call-on Congress. Who would have thought kids ages 6 – 16 would want to take on Capitol Hill? Well, this is exactly what a dozen young junior advocates,…

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2nd Christmas Without My Mom

  For most people, the holidays are a joyous time to get together with family, share traditions and give each other gifts. However, for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one, this season can be a bittersweet one, even downright depressing. Anyone…

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Finding My Voice

Kristina Smith is a loving widow, mother, teacher and basketball coach in Hollister, MO. She has one son, Porter (3), step-daughter, Lilly (15), and two fur babies, Molly and Daisy. Kristina enjoys basketball, watching her daughter play volleyball, and riding four-wheelers and looking for deer…

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Chris Ganser

An Unforeseen Passion

  Chris Ganser is a stage IV colon cancer survivor diagnosed at age 34. He is featured in Colondar 2.0 by The Colon Club and is a Fight CRC advocate. He’s been involved in advocacy on the Hill, research advocacy and most recently, he joined…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Diane Nathaniel from New York

Meet Diane Carrie Diane Nathaniel Brooklyn, New York Diane’s Story My name is Carrie Diane Nathaniel. I am a stage III colon cancer survivor. I am the proud co-founder of Beat Stage 3, an image-conscious cause for cancer fighters and survivors. The name for this…

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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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Meet the One Million Strong – Marilis Cruz from Delaware

Meet Marilis Marilis Cruz, family member Newark, Delaware Marilis’s Story I lost my mom five months ago and the only thing that keeps me going is raising awareness. I never thought this could happen to me or my family. My mother was a fighter! She beat cancer…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Jennifer Irving from California

Meet Jennifer Jennifer Irving, family member Orange County, California Jennifer’s Story This past January, our world turned upside down when our dad (Tom, age 63) said the dreaded words that no family wants to ever hear. “I have cancer.” Time stood still. My heart pounded. And tears flowed. His next…

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