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

Call-on Congress is for survivors, caregivers, and loved ones impacted by colon and rectal cancers. In two days, you will learn the latest on research and policy issues that impact colorectal cancer patients. On the third day (after a lot of practice!), you and your state delegation will meet with Members of Congress and their staff.

Registration is Closed 

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Call-on Congress Livestream

Can’t attend Call-on Congress this year? Fight CRC will livestream highlights from this year’s event. Register today to watch!

(All times are ET)

Sunday, March 17

8:30 am – 9:00 am
Welcome Remarks
Anjee Davis, President, Fight CRC

9:00 am – 9:30 am
The State of Treatment
Timothy Cannon, MD-Associate Professor, Virginia Commonwealth University, Clinical Director of the Inova Schar Institute Molecular Tumor Board

9:30 am -10:00 am
Stand Up to Cancer and Clinical Trials
Frederick Johnson, Advocacy and Strategic Collaborations Specialist, Stand Up to Cancer

10:00 am-10:30 am
Finding Colon Cancer Microbes to Enhance Prevention of Colorectal Cancer
Cindy Sears, MD, Professor, The Johns Hopkins University

Monday, March 18

9:00 am – 9:30 am
The Power of Advocacy: Why Are You Here? & Junior Advocates Highlight
Aubree Thelen, Grassroots Advocacy Manager, Fight CRC

9:30 am – 11:00 am
What the Heck? Let’s Break Down CRC Screening
Sophie M. Balzora, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, New York University Langone Health
Ann Zauber, PhD – Attending Biostatistician, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH – Director, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11:00 am – 11:15 am
Advocates Making Change: Why You Are Here: Congressman Jamie Raskin, JD – US House of Representatives, MD

11:15 am – 11:30 am
Break: Fight CRC Ambassador videos: Meet this year’s ambassadors, including our celebrity ambassador, PGA TOUR professional golfer, Tom Lehman

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Policy Roundup
Shawn Gremminger, Senior Director, Federal Relations, Families USA
Stephanie Krenrich, Director, Federal Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Molly McDonnell, Policy Strategist, Fight CRC

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Travel Logistics

Call-on Congress is a life-changing experience! If you’re traveling to D.C. we can’t wait to see you!

If you’re attending Call-on Congress in D.C., visit our Facebook event for real-time event updates or sign-up to be on our email list.

Refunds will only be available until January 31st.

Call-on Congress Room Block
Start date: 3/15/19
End date: 3/20/19
Last day to book: 2/22/19

Marriott hotel(s) offering your special group rate:
Key Bridge Marriott  for 185.00 USD  per night
Book your group rate for 13th Annual Call-on Congress Room Block

Here’s a few additional links:

2019 Issue Briefs

2019 Agenda

2019 Breakout Sessions

FAQ and Travel Information

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Use the hashtag #ConC2019 on Instagram and Twitter whether you are attending Call-on Congress in D.C. or following along from home!


Agenda & Speakers


Check out the 2019 Agenda

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).

See the Photos!


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:

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors!