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

FEBRUARY 2015 WEBINAR – WHAT 2015 HOLDS FOR COLORECTAL CANCER

About the Webinar To share the knowledge from 2015 GI ASCO, we’ve put together a free webinar where Dr. Al Benson, one of our Medical Advisory Board members, discuss key highlights as they pertain to colorectal cancer from the symposium and what they mean for patients. Dr. Al Benson Dr. Al Benson is the associate director of cooperative groups…  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

Advocacy Update – February 2015

ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT: PATSY PETZOLD Patsy is a stage IV survivor and one of our models from the 2013 One Million Strong photo shoot in Kansas City. She brought a small army of supporters consisting of family and friends to the shoot with her. From KC to NYC, Patsy took her team with her to Times Square as…  Read More

For You, I Speak

by Rose Hausmann, stage IV survivor and advocate I’m a Voice for Those Who Can’t Be Here Not everyone can attend Call-on Congress. So, for them I speak. I was diagnosed with stage III colorectal cancer in 2005.  Last June and five recurrences later, chemo once again stopped fighting my tumor growth. Tumors are in my lungs,…  Read More