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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

Weather Message from Fight Colorectal Cancer – March 3 Event

UPDATE – AS OF MAR. 3 — 6:00AM We celebrate that the weather report has changed and the forecast is looking much milder than originally expected! All activities are ON as planned today! Can’t wait to see everyone! If you’re joining us in NYC, make sure to be on time for each event. We have a packed day ahead of us!   UPDATE – AS OF FEB. 28 — 11:30AM The weather is looking cold (25 degrees) in New York City with likely flurries on Monday. Thank goodness we are inside at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall! Grand Central Terminal historically stays open. The decision to continue, delay or cancel

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Meet the One Million Strong – Shanie H. from Kansas

Be a part of One Million Strong and tell us how colorectal cancer has impacted your life! Share your story now!  Meet Shanie Shanie Hepler, Survivor From Overland Park, KS Shanie’s Story: At the end of 2006 and beginning of 2007, I was proudly expecting my third child. Throughout the end of this pregnancy I was suffering with terrible bowel trouble. I brought this up to my doctor at that time and was told I had hemorrhoids due to the pregnancy. It eventually got so bad that I couldn’t even take a walk after dinner and make it back to the bathroom. I also started passing nothing but blood. I gave

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Renew Your Love in NYC!

Renew your love in NYC this March! You and your spouse have lived through “in sickness and in health.” Honor your loved one by renewing your vows. Share your STRENGTH and INSPIRE the world by renewing your commitment to one another. Celebrate Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by telling your love story and offering hope for the future. Who:  If you or your spouse is a colorectal cancer survivor, we’re looking for you! When & Where:  Monday, March 3, 2014 in Grand Central Station’s Vanderbilt Hall. The vow renewal ceremony will be one of the many events of our One Million Strong kickoff on this day.  (The vow renewal ceremony is expected to

Fight CRC Hits NYC — Summertime Planning Updates

One Million Strong is a MOVEMENT uniting those impacted by colorectal cancer. And last week – Fight Colorectal Cancer was on the MOVE. Check out what was happening amongst some of our team members as they hit New York City! Planning One Million Strong: NYC 2014 Anjee Davis, VP of Programs, and Emily White, Program Coordinator, got the wheels in motion for next year’s One Million Strong event in New York City. They met with event planning specialists at Studio PR to get the creative juices flowing. We’re excited to make next year’s event even bigger and better! Stay tuned for details on how to volunteer and get involved in

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 CRC advocacy are taken. Meet the newest members of the Grassroots Action Committee of Fight CRC – the team behind the magic that happens year after year at our annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. What is the GAC? The Grassroots Action Committee was formed to coalesce the passions of die-hard colorectal cancer advocates. We consider the GAC our “super committee!” They are committed, engaged advocates who take action when asked and

Help us make a difference | 2013 Call-on Congress

The 2013 Call-on Congress will be big. Over 80 colorectal cancer advocates plan to attend. Presentations and exercises make for a full agenda. Our legislative priorities will be heard! But, what if you cannot be in Washington DC with us next week? Big news – we still NEED your help. United Behind a Cure – Call-in on March 20 Next Wednesday, Fight Colorectal Cancer will join with other colorectal cancer groups to sponsor the United Behind A Cure Congressional Call-in. While our team of advocates meet with their representatives on Capitol Hill, we need YOU to call and make your voice heard. By calling in, you magnify our message and

RECAP: Fight Colorectal Cancer on Times Square

We gave you a small taste of what happened on Friday. But today we’ll give you more! THANK YOU to everyone who promoted our One Million Strong Kickoff – either in NYC or from a distance. Remember – you can still take the pledge to become a part of One Million Strong. Get Behind a Cure. WARNING:  Awesomeness ahead – get ready for this! Success:  One Million Strong – Times Square Kickoff We made quite the “splash” for the colorectal cancer community. Just take a look: Extra, Extra… There’s a 20-foot Colon in Times Square! [press coverage] Turns out ladies and gents of the news media couldn’t resist a giant

Highlights from Times Square – One Million Strong Kickoff!

Whew! What a day! We’d say our Times Square kickoff was a hit! We learned new moves. Our PSAs ran on NASDAQ boards. We met amazing people. The GMA show promoted our cause. We saw amazing abs. We did yoga in Times Square. We let the world know about COLORECTAL CANCER and ONE MILLION STRONG. Thank you again to our main sponsor, Bayer Healthcare, for our One Million Strong Times Square Kickoff and Fight Colorectal Cancer board member David Wicks who gave us the opportunity to show our PSA on the NASDAQ boards! Enjoy a few highlights of our event in NYC today. More to come on Monday… Video of

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