Pottery, Poetry and Patios

What do they have in common? All are forms of creative expression that cancer patients have used to “add life to their days,” wrote oncologist Evan Lipson, MD, of Johns Hopkins University in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (online edition Feb. 7, 2011). One of his patients, Mike, was building a stone patio in his backyard…  Read More

Welcome to the new Fight Colorectal Cancer

Today we are pleased to announce that the Colorectal Cancer Coalition is now called Fight Colorectal Cancer. Our updated mission statement is: Fight Colorectal Cancer demands a cure for colon and rectal cancer. We educate and support patients and caregivers, push for changes in policy that will increase and improve research, and empower survivors to raise…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer Coalition Endorses the “Fight Colorectal Cancer Stamp Act” (H.R. 893) Introduced by Representative Charlie Dent (R-PA)

This critical legislation will ensure that even in tight fiscal times, funding for life-saving federal colorectal cancer research programs can be sustained. Since President Clinton issued the first Presidential Proclamation recognizing March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month over a decade ago, much progress has been made in the fight against colorectal cancer. Thanks to federally funded…  Read More

With Just One Phone Call, Help Save Thousands of Lives

Join the Congressional Butt-in TODAY Sponsored by the Colorectal Cancer Coalition and Prevention Cancer Foundation Call 1-866-615-3375 today or tomorrow to reach your Representative and Senators. Urge your legislators to co-sponsor the Colorectal Cancer Prevention, Early Detection, and Treatment Act. The bill will provide colorectal cancer screenings and treatment for low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals who…  Read More

Oh Hello Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Have We Got Plans for You!

March is a special month for colorectal cancer patients, family members and advocates. This is the nation’s 12th Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and we’re celebrating the fact that President Obama, several governors and mayors are recognizing it as such. The point of awareness months are, as the name suggests, to increase knowledge about the particular cause…  Read More

Get Your Rear in Gear During Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K races and other events are scheduled in many cities in 2011 to get people to talk about colorectal cancer — with their families, their friends, and their doctors. During March 2011 there are Get Your Rear in Gear Runs in the following cities.  Click on a city near you for…  Read More