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ADVOCACY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2014

ADVOCACY UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2014

Advocates, Congress took a five-week break in August and early September but that didn’t slow us down! Between our advocacy and awareness efforts, we’ve stayed busy. For real-time updates, be sure to join our Advocates Facebook Group. Why Advocate? Chris Heffelbower, a stage IV survivor from Minnesota, joined us at the Twins game for Pitch for Prevention and shared her story. Her symptoms were ignored by a doctor who told to take a fiber pill and sent her on her way. An advocate by nature, Chris knew something wasn’t right and pushed for answers until a diagnosis was found. Watch her story and why she’s joined Fight CRC in advocacy. ADVOCATE SPOTLIGHT:

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Fight Colorectal Cancer Thanks Bipartisan Leaders for Requesting a Fix from the White House on a Medicare Error Impacting Colorectal Cancer Screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Key congressional committee members send letter to White House pointing out contradictions in Medicare law, asking for the removal of a “counterproductive, inconsistent and unfair” policy involving cost-sharing for colonoscopy.  Alexandria, Va. – May 30, 2014 – Fight Colorectal Cancer is pleased to hear that President Obama received a letter today signed by several House and Senate members asking for a critical fix to Medicare law that could potentially save lives and prevent colorectal cancer. The bipartisan letter signed by several members of key congressional committees requested that the White House step in and remove the cost-sharing component to colonoscopy screening impacting Medicare patients – the issue addressed

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