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Call-On Congress

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

fight-crc-colon-cancer-advocates-donald-payne-jrAs 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 event in Washington, D.C. on March 18-20 is SOLD OUT.  We want you there in spirit!

Scroll down – there’s a lot you can do from home!

Live Streams from D.C.

We will be live-streaming several panels so you can watch and participate from home! If you want to ask a question, either leave a comment on the video feed or tweet #ConC2018 on Twitter.

When Topic Where’s the Stream?
Sunday, 3/18 at 9:30 EST Global Colorectal Cancer Leadership Panel with Bowel Cancer UK, Bowel Cancer Australia and Europa Colon.

Moderated by Dr. Ann Zauber from Memorial Sloan Kettering

Fight CRC’s Facebook Live

“Like” our page to be notified when we go live!

Sunday, 3/18 from 11-12pm EST Keynote address “Get Behind a Cure: Hope vs. Hype” by Dr. Richard Goldberg and Andrea (Andi) Dwyer’s “Responding to Hope” – how Fight CRC is investing in critical research.

To ask live Q&A view on YouTube!

Sunday, 3/18 at 6:30pm EST CRC researcher Keven Stonewall shares his story “From Student to Scientist-Scholar” Fight CRC’s Instagram Live (you’ll need the Instagram app)


Follow @FightCRC and click the circle with our logo in it at the top of your app – it should have a “LIVE’ box over it! 

Monday, 3/19 from 10:20-11am Healthcare Reform Deep Dive and Screening Loophole Bill Update with Fight CRC’s Advocacy team and Caroline Powers from ACS CAN

To ask live Q&A view on YouTube!

Monday, 3/19 at 3pm EST 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


Fight CRC’s Facebook Live

“Like” our page to be notified when we go live!

Tuesday, 3/20 at 8:30am EST Hill Briefing from Capitol Hill Fight CRC’s Facebook Live

“Like” our page to be notified when we go live!


Take Action

We have many ways for you to engage from home!

  Sign the Petition   Call Your Members!     Email your Members!

Learn about Virtual Advocacy


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., RSVP in our Facebook event for real-time event updates.

Here’s a few additional links:

Breakout Sessions
FAQ and Travel Information
Contact Us


Agenda & Speakers

We have an amazing agenda full of new and exciting speakers. For our D.C. attendees we’re also introducing breakout sessions! If you’re tuning in from home, we’ll be live-streaming several panels!

Breakout Sessions   Download Agenda



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, Erica Hoffman, Deborah Kanter, Julie Krause, Caroline Johnson, Claudette Judkins, Florence Kurtilla, Jovannie Lorenzo, Gina Menoscal, 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 next year, make a donation!

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!





Thank you to our 2018 Partners!

Watch leaders of these groups in our Facebook Live on Mon. 3/19 at 3pm ET!