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…

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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…

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How Advocacy Helps Me Carry On The Memory

by Patti Hollenback, advocate  I am a CRC widow, but on December 27, I renewed my vows. It wasn’t the typical exchange sealed with a kiss between a husband and wife to love, honor and obey in sickness and in health. It was the renewal…

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What's a FIT test?

Our end-of-year campaign with spokesman Andre Miller is raising funds to give away FIT tests next year. If you’re curious about this screening option, read more! What is FIT? A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) or sometimes called an iFOBT is used for colorectal cancer screening…

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Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy…

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My Personal Connection to Colorectal Cancer: Emily White

To honor November as Health History Month, we wanted to introduce you to some of the Fight CRC team & show their personal connection to the cause.  Meet: Emily White, Advocacy Manager What brings you to Fight CRC? I have a strong interest in political…

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Webinar Wrap-Up: Know Your Risk – Family History

This blog post is a follow-up to our webinar on Family Genetics. Review the webinar video & slides for more information and insights on this important topic!  Did you know that certain medical conditions in your family can increase your own risk for colorectal cancer?…

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