Advocacy Team

Fight CRC’s Advocacy Team begins with our staff and reaches to our legislative champions, coalition partners, advocates and beyond. We work together to identify, develop and advance activities that support a path to a cure.

Our Team

Erin Darbouze, MPH

Health Policy Manager

Molly McDonnell

Director of Advocacy

Our Champions

Our advocacy champions are making an impact by changing policy and keeping your voice at the center of policy discussions related to colorectal cancer. They are the individuals championing our causes alongside all colorectal cancer advocates.

Congressional Committee

Our Congressional Committee is a group of our core champions on Capitol Hill. The Committee brings together members of Congress from both sides of the aisle to share experiences, exchange ideas, and work collaboratively on the policy challenges facing the colorectal cancer community.

Members of our Committee not only commit their time, but also their staff’s time to help us think creatively about policy solutions to reduce the negative impacts of colorectal cancer. These honorary members also help raise awareness and build support in Congress for the policies we care most about.

Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL)

Rep. Betty McCollum (D-MN)

Rep. Donald Payne, Jr. (D-NJ)

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD)

Grassroots Action Committee

The Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) is a group of all-star advocates dedicated to enhancing and growing Fight CRC’s advocacy community. They offer first-hand insights into our legislative priorities, engage and encourage advocates, and support our signature advocacy event, Call-on Congress. The GAC also provides guidance for advocates in their region on how to get involved, fostering relationships in all 50 states.

Pam Seijo

Co-Chair, stage IIIc survivor, West Virginia

Marsha Baker

Co-chair, caregiver, California

Paul Shadle

Stage IV survivor, Nebraska

Walter Hickman

Stage II survivor, Georgia

Aaron & Jessica Dilts Cash

Caregiver & stage IV survivor, Michigan

Fred Schiller

Caregiver, Georgia

Chereka Thompson

Caregiver, Arizona

Ben White

Stage IIIb survivor, District of Columbia

Relentless Champions

Fight CRC is proud to support and empower this community of relentless champions of hope in the fight against colorectal cancer. Find the power in your story.


All Cancers Congress
Alliance for a Stronger FDA
American Association for Cancer Research
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American College of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
California Colorectal Cancer Coalition
Cancer Leadership Council
Cancer Research Institute
Cancer Support Community
Carbone Cancer Center
Coalition to Improve Access to Cancer Care

Colorectal Cancer Alliance
Colon Cancer Coalition
Colorado Cancer Coalition
Colon Cancer Foundation
Colon Cancer Prevention Project
Defense Health Research Consortium
Digestive Disease National Coalition
Friends of Cancer Research
Get Your Rear In Gear
GI Cancers Alliance
Gloria Borges WunderGlo Foundation
Hitting Cancer Below the Belt
Kiel Colon Cancer Foundation
Louisiana Colorectal Cancer Roundtable

Michael’s Mission
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
National Patient Advocate Foundation
Oncology Nursing Society
Personalized Medicine Coalition
Prevent Cancer Foundation
Raymond Foundation
Stand Up To Cancer
The Blue Hat Foundation
The Colon Club
Washington Colon Cancer Stars


Bristol Myers Squibb
Exact Sciences
No Shave November

Foundation Medicine

Fight CRC is committed to transparency regarding the support we receive from industry partners, including but not limited to pharmaceutical companies. When considering whether to accept funding from donors to provide support for Fight CRC programs, Fight CRC will not accept funding that is intended to influence the content, format or delivery of its public policy, educational research and fundraising programs.

Get in Touch

Become an Advocate