Grassroots Action Committee adds Two Survivors, Caregiver

Alexandria, Va. – July 7, 2016 — Fight CRC’s Grassroots Action Committee (GAC), a volunteer committee dedicated to leading grassroots advocacy efforts, recently welcomed three new members committed to leading others and volunteering their time to the cause. Joining the 2016-2017 committee are survivors Amanda Houston and Chris Ganser,…

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Walter Hickman

Say Yes to Advocacy

Walter Hickman is a stage II colon cancer survivor, member of the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) and an awareness activist. He lives in Lithonia, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) with his wife Nsenga, son Walter lll, and daughters MacKenzie and Nsenga. He has worked as…

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Why Kristin Keesen Fundraises for Fight CRC

Fight Colorectal Cancer keeps its doors open and programs going thanks to the generosity of others. As a nonprofit, we rely on funding from program sponsors, generous donors and passionate fundraisers like Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) & RATS committee member Kristin Keesen. Check out why…

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Advocacy Update – May 2014

Advocates, It’s hard to believe that we’re already five months into 2014! As we gear up for summer, things in advocacy are heating up.  In this update, you’ll find out what Fight CRC has been up to on the Hill and what your fellow advocates…

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Emily’s Thank You to our Grassroots Action Committee

by Emily White, Advocacy Manager At Fight Colorectal Cancer, maybe our mantra should be “it takes a village to grow a movement.” We couldn’t do what we do without the support of committed volunteers and advocates across the country. At the core of Fight Colorectal…

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Don't Be Scared of Advocacy

by Advocate Josh Wimberly, Alabama Defender, supporter, champion, reformer, advisor; these are all words that one might use to describe advocacy efforts. Advocacy in its simplest form involves strategies to change or influence decisions.  It has connotations of confrontation and conflict, both of which may…

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"Hope and Progress" takes an army – 30,000 of them!

As you may already have read, team members of Fight Colorectal Cancer which includes Staff, Board, Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) along with our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) have been in full swing at the Chicago 2013 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. The American Society of Clinical Oncology®…

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Meet the Newbies to the GAC

At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we head straight to “the top” when it comes to demanding a cure for this dreaded disease. Our advocates hit Capitol Hill each March to meet with members of Congress. And throughout the year, a special committee ensures that actions for…

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