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Bronner Bros. Hair Show — RECAP!

The Bronner Bros. show in Atlanta proved to be an amazing place to talk about colorectal cancer. Why Bronner Bros.? Because screening rates are lower among the African-American demographic, we partnered with The Center for Colon Cancer Research at the University of South Carolina to host an educational booth that distributed life-saving information and attracted attention among African-Americans. Our relationship with Rodrick Samuels and the Profile Barber Institute made the hair show a perfect way to reach our target audience. Our Exhibit For two days, our exhibit hosted Colondar models Tonya Floyd (2014) and Suzie Hill (2008), two women diagnosed with CRC under age 50. Kendra McBride from the University

Monday Recap | 2013 Call-on Congress

A small group of advocates from Virgina sat in a circle. Tasked with telling their stories, each took turns explaining what led them to the 2013 Call-on Congress. A girlfriend of a survivor who passed away several years ago kicked off with her story. Then two colorectal cancer survivors chimed in. A Fight Colorectal Cancer staff member explained what led her to taking a job at the organization. And then, the circle got quiet. As a young woman sitting next to me tried to speak, her eyes welled up and tears streamed down her face. Although she never managed to tell her story, we all knew she came in memory

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