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Research and Advocacy

Those who go into medical research often have science on the mind. Not politics. But researchers who joined us for the 2013 Call-on Congress showed how the two fields merge. Particularly when funding is involved. Fighting Colorectal Cancer at the Research and Policy Levels I love how Nancy Roach, Founder and Chair of the Board, explains the importance of advocacy AND research in the One Million Strong PSA, “I founded Fight Colorectal Cancer in 2006 because people who have been touched by colorectal cancer need a voice at the tables where decisions are being made that impact their survival.” – Nancy Roach Fighting colorectal cancer demands more than raising awareness

Tuesday Recap | 2013 Call-on Congress

I’ve never served in the military but I can only imagine what soldiers go through the night before they leave for deployment or battle. Years of training and preparation lead up to the big day. It’s the military-version of starring on Broadway. It must feel similar to tonight – the hours before we hit the Hill during the Call-on Congress. The fight against colorectal cancer feels like war sometimes. Battle after battle (or doctor’s visits, scans, surgeries and procedures) create a war on many fronts… whether you’re the patient in the hospital bed or the loved one holding their hand. But after a day like today’s Call-on Congress, those of

Thanks from…and for…a Lisa Fund Researcher

Pausing today to give thanks for this amazing Fight Colorectal Cancer community, we’d like to especially salute the doctors, nurses, family and friends who work every single day to support people living with colorectal cancer, and to the researchers who devote endless days and nights fighting this disease. Just before the holiday, we got a final progress report from Dr. Jon Chung, who received the 2011 Lisa Fund grant.  Every single dollar that supported his work came from this community of people who donated to the Lisa Fund, so you should know what your generous donations brought: “I am extremely grateful for the award of this grant. It has been

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