Meet the One Million Strong – Gayle P. From Kentucky

Meet Gayle Gayle Pendleton, caregiver Louisville, Kentucky Gayle’s Story I lost my brother, Michael, to colon cancer in 2009. He lived for only four months after his diagnosis. Michael was 52 years old at the time and had few symptoms prior to being diagnosed in late June 2009. Unfortunately, by that time, the cancer had already spread;…  Read More

Meet the One Million Strong – Amanda H. From North Dakota

Meet Amanda Amanda Houston, survivor Fargo, North Dakota Amanda’s Story In August 2013, at the age of 34, I was diagnosed with stage II colon cancer. Shortly after, I was also diagnosed with Lynch syndrome. In November 2013, I received good news after having my three-month scans. But shortly after my celebration, I found out that my mother,…  Read More

Evaluating 80% by 2018

At Call-on Congress we received several questions, one common one being, “How will we evaluate the success of the 80% by 2018 campaign?” The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) has chosen to use the “Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey” for overall evaluation of the 80% by 2018 initiative. While it’s true we won’t know the final results…  Read More

Twas the Night Before Christmas – Colorectal Cancer Prevention Version

  Twas the night before Christmas When all through the land Not a cancer was growing Not even a strand   The stockings all hung By the chimney with care With thoughts of happiness Knowing colon cancer would not be there   The people were nestled All safe in their beds While visions of good health Danced…  Read More

Your donated FIT tests saved lives!

Over the past two years, many donors have generously given a year-end financial gift to Fight Colorectal Cancer so that someone in need would receive a free FIT test. After two years of the campaign, we’re proud to share some of the (life-saving!) results. Distribution of the FIT Tests: We created a program and built relationships…  Read More

Rise of CRC in Young Adults in 2020 and 2030 Predicted

by Andi Dwyer, director of health promotion  This week the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Surgery released results of a study: Increasing Disparities in the Age-Related Incidences of Colon and Rectal Cancers in the United States, 1975-2010. According to JAMA Surgery, the study indicates there may be an increase in colorectal cancer diagnosis among people younger than…  Read More