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One Voice Against Cancer: Maria’s Perspective

by Maria Williams, advocate I look over my list of meetings on my schedule for the day with OVAC, One Voice Against Cancer, while listening to our morning “pep” talk.  My meetings are set at just the right intervals, no running back and forth between the house and senate sides of the Hill. The names on the schedule are ones I recognize from meetings over that past couple of years, this brings me a sense of comfort and relief, hoping these folks will remember me. I know I will be meeting with legislative staff from previous trips. I’m feeling more confident than I have in the past, this being my

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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