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

Capitol Hill is busier than ever and as members of Congress continue to work on healthcare policy, it is critical that they hear from the people those policies would impact. 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.

Meeting with your member of Congress in person to share your story is one of the most compelling and effective ways to do that. Call-on Congress is a great opportunity to build a relationship with your representatives so that the next time they vote on policies impacting colorectal cancer patients, they think of YOU.

Your story is a powerful tool your lawmaker can use to drive meaningful change, but first, you have to share it with them!

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Want to know more about what to expect?

Watch the 2017 video
See 2017 photos
NEW! 2018 Breakout sessions




This year we have two options: full registration or fly-in registration for returning advocates.

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Full Registration:

$125 (Early Bird – register by December 1, 2017)
$150 (After December 1 until February 15, 2018)

Registration Covers:

  • Food (exception of Mon. dinner & Tues. lunch on the Hill)
  • T-shirt and training materials
  • A mentor to help prepare and guide you
  • Hands-on training for meeting with members of Congress
  • Scheduling and transportation for your congressional meetings
  • A ticket to our annual Celebration Dinner

(This is a $1,000 value!)

NEW! Fly-In Registration:

A new option for returning advocates to fly in just for Hill Day! Space is limited to 10 advocates.

$75 Registration Covers:

  • T-shirt and training materials
  • Legislative update webinar for meeting with members of Congress
  • Scheduling and transportation for your congressional meetings
  • Wednesday morning grab-and-go breakfast
  • A ticket to our annual Celebration Dinner

Participants will need to arrive in D.C. by 9 a.m. on March 20 and watch a legislative update webinar.

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calloncongress_scholarship_logo-300x215Thanks to the generosity of individual donations to the scholarship fund, we provide financial assistance to a select number of advocates:  these are our Call-On Congress Scholars. Our Call-on Congress Scholars help us engage in social media from the Hill, encourage others and raise local awareness. Scholars learn how to become active advocates in D.C. and carry on grassroots advocacy once they return home!

We provide a limited number of scholarships for first-time attendees to cover the cost of staying in D.C. for Call-on Congress. Each scholarship waives the cost of registration and the celebration dinner and supports lodging at the Key Bridge Marriott.*

The scholarship deadline is Dec. 1, 2017.

Apply to become a first-year Scholar

NEW – Veteran Scholarships

For 2018, we will also provide a limited number of partial scholarships to veteran Call-On Congress attendees! A veteran attendee is someone who’s attended Fight CRC’s Call-on Congress at least once. Every veteran scholarship will cover the cost of registration and the celebration dinner, as well as half of the lodging costs at Key Bridge Marriott.*

Apply for a Veteran Scholarship

*Travel, hotel incidentals, internet access fees and parking are not included.

New for 2018 – Crowdsource your way to Call-on Congress:

Traveling to D.C. for Call-on Congress can get expensive! While we aren’t able to offer everyone financial assistance, we have suggestions for reducing your expenses! Check out the links below to learn how to crowdsource your way to Call-on Congress!

Fundraising Ideas  How To Set Up A Fundraising Page

Definitely go to Call-on Congress! It was a memorable and valuable experience to meet fellow survivors and caregivers and all the wonderful people who dedicate their time and energy to raising colorectal cancer awareness and who work to make legislative change.

– Abby Bott, Maryland, stage III rectal cancer survivor


Agenda & Speakers

NEW for 2018, we will be introducing customized BREAKOUT SESSIONS! Pick the topics you want to learn about and tailor your Call-on Congress experience to fit your needs.

Get Breakout Session Descriptions

Call-on Congress Breakout Sessions
Track 1 Track 2
Survivor/ Caregiver Care Plans Mindfulness
Research Advocacy Nutrition- Cook for your Life
Living with CRC – Beyond 7 Effective Storytelling

Full Agenda & Speakers Coming Soon!

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Practicing my story in small groups first helped me build the confidence to speak with others.

 – Tara Principali, Illinois, stage II colon cancer survivor

Hotel & Travel

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Key Bridge Marriott in Washington DC
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 524-6400

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We recommend flying into Reagan National Airport (DCA).



You have questions… we have answers!

Read through our FAQ about Call-on Congress. If you don’t see your question, send us an email!

Photos & Videos

Want to see what a great time advocates have at Call-on Congress?
Get energized and excited about 2018!

Check Out Our Photo Library!


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Watch Our 2017 Call-On Congress Recap Video

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Not everyone can come to Call-on Congress. We understand! But, we still need your voice!

We have a variety of ways for you to participate from home, including live stream sessions via Facebook, Action Alerts and Call-in Campaigns on Hill Day.

Be sure to register as an advocate so we can keep you posted from D.C. and RSVP to our Facebook event so you can see the LIVE action!

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors!




bluestarstate_web_icons-021-300x300Become a 2018 Partner!

Fight Colorectal Cancer partners with organizations who want to help promote, send advocates, provide experts and supply resources for  Call-on Congress!

We are currently recruiting partners for March 2018. To become a partner, please email us!