Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program

Piloting the Jr. Advocates Program By Maria Williams, GAC co-chair This year we piloted a Jr. Advocates Program. The program is designed for children ages 6 through 13 who participate in Fight CRC’s annual advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The idea started as a suggestion from a parent and developed into its own program focused on the…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Susan B. from Georgia

Meet Susan Susan Baggarly, survivor Milledgeville, GA Susan’s Story In early 2013, I began having rectal pain and some bleeding. I thought that it was related to exercise, so I set up a visit with my gynecologist who ordered medication to treat what we believed to be hemorrhoids or a fissure. When the symptoms didn’t improve a…  Read More

Attending One Million Strong – Nashville from my own home

by Evan Whittaker  When I began my internship with Fight CRC in January, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I had heard great things about the organization and its advocates, but I knew little about what Fight CRC actually did. After my initial meeting with the team, I began working with them on One Million…  Read More

Young Adult Colorectal Cancer

Is colorectal cancer in adults under age 50 (often called early-onset colorectal cancer (CRC)) becoming more common among young people, and are they being diagnosed at later stages? YES and YES This week is the annual Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week and in light of this, we wanted to highlight the “Under 50″ patients who are impacted…  Read More

Anyone Can Be An Advocate

by Chris M. Heffelbower Last year was my first Call-on Congress, and I did not know what to expect. As a stage IV colon cancer survivor, I wanted to advocate to my representatives for increased colon cancer research and funding. But could I do it?  Could I be an advocate? I quickly learned that anyone can…  Read More

Call-on Congress: Finding Strength Through Advocacy

 by Liz Dennis In May 2006 at the age of 39, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer. My father, his brother and their mother all had colorectal cancer, and now me! Exploratory surgery was performed and it was determined I needed to have chemotherapy to shrink the tumor. I was also given a temporary ileostomy.…  Read More