Call-on Congress is a three-day event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.
About Call-On Congress
As representatives of the colorectal cancer community, we must educate and empower our elected officials to raise their voices in the fight against colorectal cancer.
You want to make sure the next time your representatives vote on policies impacting colorectal cancer patients, they think of YOU and YOUR STORY.
Our next event will be in Washington, D.C. March 2019. Sign up to be notified when early bird registration opens.
In the meantime, check out our 2018 event and ways to stay involved in advocacy all year long!
Check out the 12th Annual Call-on Congress!
We had an AMAZING turnout for the 2018 Call-on Congress – our largest yet! We saw over 150 advocates from 33 states, and combined they had over 170 meetings! The virtual advocates made us even LOUDER – with thousands taking action by emailing members of Congress on Hill Day! Check out the blog recaps from Day 1 and Day 2 from advocate/caregiver Alex Hernandez!
Take a look at the photos from the event snapped by survivors Evan Cantwell and Brian Threlkheld! All photos may be downloaded from Flickr and shared freely (If used in media, please copyright Fight Colorectal Cancer).
Caregiver Martin Lannon carried a video camera everywhere he went during Call-on Congress and put together three videos to show what the experience was like for him:
Check out what our advocates were up to on social media!
Live Stream Replay!
Global Colorectal Cancer Leadership Panel with Bowel Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer Australia, Colorectal Cancer Canada and Europa Colon moderated by Dr. Ann Zauber from Memorial Sloan Kettering
Keynote address “Get Behind a Cure: Hope vs. Hype” by Dr. Richard Goldberg
Social media how-to with Comm Director Danielle Burgess, stage I survivor/NASCAR driver Scott Lagasse, Jr. shares his story, Rep Jamie Raskin, a stage III survivor, speaks to our advocates and Fight CRC’s advocacy team, alongside Caroline Powers from ACS CAN, provides a policy deep dive.
Colorectal cancer groups from all over the country unite to discuss how to engage in the CRC community and how we’re tackling the big issues together
Live from the Hill Briefing on Hill Day
Call-on Congress is a life-changing experience! We love to hear advocates are making plans to travel to D.C.!
To get an idea of what it’s like to come, check out our Facebook event from March 2018.
Here’s a few additional links from last year to give you an idea of how it works:
Thanks to the generosity of individual donations to the scholarship fund, we have offered full and partial scholarships to several advocates in 2018!
These scholarships cover the cost of registration, the celebration dinner and staying in D.C.
Congratulations to the following first-time and veteran scholarship recipients for 2018:
LaRisha Baker, Ivory Brunisma, Dana George, Mandi Griffin, Deborah Kanter, Julie Krause, Caroline Johnson, Claudette Judkins, Florence Kurtilla, Jovannie Lorenzo, Victor Menoscal, Carol Reinhard, Frank Salvi, Valarie Schlosser, Keven Stonewall, Carleen Taylor, Chereka Thompson, Holly Westfall, and Tim Wright.
Thank you to the Schrack family for making these scholarships possible!
To help get more advocates to the Hill in 2019! Make a donation!
Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!
Thank you to our 2018 Partners!