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NYC ONE MILLION STRONG HIGHLIGHTS

NYC ONE MILLION STRONG HIGHLIGHTS

Today was certainly one for the books! Our presence at Grand Central Terminal and via social media was incontestable. We rocked it! We had several news outlets cover the event, Craig Campbell and Carmen Marc Valvo attended, and The Today Show interviewed survivors for a segment later this week. To top it off, Carson Daly retweeted us; did we mention that he has 363,000 followers (yes, we said thousand)?  A huge thank you to our AMAZING advocates, partners, sponsors, and volunteers who faced the bitter cold to join us today in NYC – you guys are the best. We’d also like to thank all of our advocates who joined us

TAKE ACTION: Ask Congress to Protect Funding to Fight Cancer

On July 10, more than 100 cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, researchers and physicians will unite on Capitol Hill as One Voice Against Cancer. “Prioritize and protect funding to fight cancer” will be the strong yet simple message they deliver to their lawmakers. Fight Colorectal Cancer is an active member of One Voice Against Cancer and will be represented on Capitol Hill by an outstanding team of colorectal cancer advocates, but they need your support. “I’m No Miracle” is an advertising campaign that will be launched by One Voice Against Cancer this week. Take a moment download or print the ad and email, fax or mail it to your lawmakers along

WE WANT YOU!

This 4th of July say Happy Birthday USA! in a uniquely Fight Colorectal Cancer way.   Send us a photo, create a video, or write a blog post that captures the spirit of colorectal cancer advocacy and US democracy. Let your creativity fly like the stars and stripes!  We’ll post the most patriotic and colorectal cancer focused submissions on FightColorectalCancer.org throughout late June and July – and if your submission is posted, we’ll send you some free Fight CRC gear. Your submission must be original content. Videos should be less than 4 minutes long and blog posts under 500 words. You must have permission to publish from each person in your photos or videos.

Call-on Congress Day 2: Advocates Hear from the Experts

On Tuesday, March 6, Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates attending the 6th annual Call-on Congress heard from staff and experts about the challenges to spreading awareness of and increasing research into colorectal cancer amid national budget challenges. Training sessions with Fight Colorectal Cancer staff gave advocates a real world view of the policy and legislative landscape for colorectal cancer. They were given information about key legislation, statistics and talking points for their meetings with lawmakers that will occur on Wednesday. “It’s so exciting to be here in Washington and on Capitol Hill to see how it all works,” said Erica Lee, an advocate from California who is attending the conference. “It’s

It's Finally Here! Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Time to splash Blue all over! Today is the first day of March and the first day of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. March is full of Blue Awareness, nationally and locally. Spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Don’t hide your story! Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your coworkers. Get them screened, teach them the symptoms. Get them involved.

It’s Finally Here! Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Time to splash Blue all over! Today is the first day of March and the first day of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. March is full of Blue Awareness, nationally and locally. Spread the message that colorectal cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. Don’t hide your story! Tell your family, tell your friends, tell your coworkers. Get them screened, teach them the symptoms. Get them involved.

C3 Advocate Christine Niemi Dies

C3 advocate Christine Niemi died early in the morning on July 18th of colon cancer.  Friends who were with her say that she was sleeping peacefully and was not in any pain.  She was 32. Christine was a member of the C3 Grassroots Action Committee,  leading  the grassroots colorectal cancer community in pushing  for change. Her death was marked by the same grace and courage that she brought to her advocacy for others with colorectal cancer.  Realizing that she needed more support, she returned home to Nebraska to be near family in June and was hospitalized shortly after. After her death, her brother Jason wrote, One request Christy would have

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