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July 16 Stakeholder Meeting and Lobby Day in D.C.

HELP US REACH THE NATIONAL SCREENING GOAL OF 80% OF AMERICANS 50 & OLDER SCREENED BY 2018! On July 16, the American Cancer Society’s Cancer Action Network and Fight Colorectal Cancer are co-hosting a stakeholder meeting and lobby day to push forward with this goal. This is the first opportunity for key colorectal cancer organizations and supporters to join together and bring their staff, volunteers and members to Washington, D.C. to meet with Congress to advocate for federal policies that will help us achieve our goal of 80% by 2018. Joined by Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. and other lawmakers dedicated to the mission, a morning meeting will focus on discussing the

We’re Speaking Up For Colorectal Cancer With One Voice Against Cancer

Advocacy is in our blood here at Fight Colorectal Cancer. We host our annual grassroots event Call-on Congress in March but all year long we send advocates to Capitol Hill to advocate for colorectal cancer policy and medical research funding. Today, three of our advocates will be on The Hill with One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), a collaboration of national non-profit organizations who advocate for increased cancer-related appropriations. Here’s who is representing Fight Colorectal Cancer: Josh Wimberly, Grassroots Action Committee Member and survivor Belle Piazza, Grassroots Action Committee Member and survivor Rochelle Joseph, survivor and advocate Dan Dixon, Ph.D., Co-Program Leader, Cancer Prevention, The University of Kansas Cancer Center Associate Professor, Department of

OVAC Lobby Day 2011 Registration is Now Open

Fight Colorectal Cancer is proud to be a member of the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) coalition. OVAC is a collaboration of national nonprofit organizations representing millions of Americans, delivering a unified message to Congress and the White House on the need for increased cancer-related appropriations. OVAC’s united front enhances each organization’s ability to attain the funding levels necessary to win the war on cancer and to equip those facing cancer with the tools they need to fight this deadly disease. Each year, the members of OVAC bring advocates to DC to participate in a lobby day focused on appropriations for federally-funded cancer programs. Last year, several Fight Colorectal Cancer

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