Meet the One Million Strong – Lauren Kehl from Illinois

Meet Lauren Lauren Kehl, stage IV colon cancer Calumet City, Illinois Lauren’s Story I never thought an upset stomach would turn out to be something so serious. That’s why I ignored my symptoms for an entire year. heck, what 31 year old thinks about cancer?  I wish I did….

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Advocate Spotlight: Kristin Keesen

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: advocacy isn’t for the faint of heart! Persistence is a key theme for many of our advocates. Kristin Keesen, stage III survivor and Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) member’s efforts recently paid off after years of advocating….

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Turning a Cold CRC Tumor Hot: Part 1

Now that we’re introduced, as promised I wanted to spend my first scientific post on the hottest current topic in oncology research: immunotherapies. First of all: believe the hype. I have been doing oncology research for more than 20 years. The recent emergence of immunotherapies…

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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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Meet the One Million Strong – Jenny R. from Florida

Meet Jenny Jenny Rice, survivor Tampa, FL Jenny’s Story I have not personally been effected by colorectal cancer, but I  have been effected by cancer. Over  21 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I underwent a lumpectomy and then a mastectomy three weeks…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Connie Sivert

  My son, David K. Sivert III, passed away on April 26, 2014 after battling colon cancer for three years. He was only 21 years old. The year he was diagnosed he was on his way to college to play football and get his welding…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late…

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Spreading Awareness at the Cavaliers Game

by Libby Schrack If there is one thing people know about Northeast Ohio it’s that we have little luck when it comes to professional sports teams. I’ve lived in Ohio my entire life and year after year it seems that the Cleveland teams always end…

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Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans….

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