Several times each year, we launch nationwide campaigns to come together and ensure our advocacy voices are LOUD.
Each March over 100 advocates come together in D.C. for our capstone event, Call-on Congress. You’ll get two days of training followed by a life-changing day of advocacy on the Hill. You’ll sit on congressional couches and meet those making the decisions that impact policies for all patients. Even if you can’t make it to the Hill, we offer ways to get involved in policy change from home.Learn About Call-on Congress and Get Involved
Blue Star States
Because proclamations are not signed laws, each year we request that March is recognized as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month by our state governors. Awareness educates people about prevention and sends a message to our government that CRC is an important issue and those impacted by it need elected officials’ support. In 2013, Fight CRC launched the award-winning campaign, Blue Star States. We encourage advocates from all 50 U.S. states to place requests with their governors. Some governors will issue letters while most issue proclamations.
Fight CRC provides the tools and instructions tailored to your state, and mentors to guide you through the process. We’re looking for multiple advocates from each state to help!Learn About Blue Star States and Get Involved
August Recess Challenge
Each summer, our members of Congress go home to work in the cities and towns of those who elected them into office – this is called taking “recess.” During this time, we ask Fight CRC advocates to reach out to them. The goal is not only to send letters to the editor, emails and tweets, but to try to get advocates to build their relationships with their Members of Congress while they are in town.
We launch the August Recess Challenge in late July or early August each year and ask for involvement throughout the challenge. Be sure to sign up as an advocate to get notified when it’s time to start!Learn About August Recess Challenge and Get Involved
March Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
Each year we launch a campaign during the month of March to raise colorectal awareness with a community of fighters who’ve been touched by this disease. These survivors and caregivers share their stories as part of an awareness campaign each March. The stories are used to encourage others to prevent the disease and to connect with others who are in the fight.Sign the March Break Down Barriers Petition