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Excited Advocates: Recap of Day 1 of 2014 Call-on Congress

Excited Advocates: Recap of Day 1 of 2014 Call-on Congress

It might sound odd to explain the mood of getting over 80 people from all across the country together to talk about colorectal cancer as exciting – but that’s exactly the word that encapsulates the day. At the end of Day 1, there’s a sense among all of us that big things lie ahead over the next 48 hours. And that’s not just because tomorrow some of our team will meet at the White House and speak at a National Press Conference… or that Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. will join us and address our advocates personally. Although those items on tomorrow’s docket are extremely exciting, the overwhelming sense of excitement comes

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Getting Cool for Colon Cancer

Last year advocate Sheila Schrack didn’t only leave Call-on Congress with ideas and tools on advocacy, she left with a new mission. After hearing that Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Lisa Fund dedicates 100 percent of its contributions to late-stage colorectal cancer research, she decided to use her fundraiser, “Polar Bear Dip – Cold for the Cure” and support efforts specifically geared for colon and rectal cancers. This year on New Year’s Day, she gathered her community once again. Friends, family members and others who lived cities away drove in to jump in. The temperature didn’t matter – everyone came out to honor those who’ve survived and remember those who’ve passed from cancer.

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