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2021 Ambassador Feature: Joe Bullock


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The year 2020 will be memorable for all of us, but at Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), we had the pleasure of welcoming a new class of Fight CRC Ambassadors.

Despite all of the difficulties of 2020, especially with Stay-at-Home orders and social distancing, our Ambassadors found creative and interesting ways to get their messages into the world and to share their mission, which also is our mission: We FIGHT to cure CRC and serve as relentless champions of hope for all affected by this disease through informed patient support, impactful policy change, and breakthrough research endeavors.

We are thankful to our Ambassadors as they finish out their introductory Ambassador year!

Joe Bullock is a survivor from Durham, NC. Fight CRC had some questions for him about his experience as a Fight CRC Ambassador:

Q: What does being a Fight CRC Ambassador mean to you?

A: Cancer might be done with me but I am not done with cancer.

Q: What compelled you to apply to be a Fight CRC Ambassador?

A: To raise my voice as an ambassador and to encourage other men to do the same.

Q: What have you learned during your introductory Ambassador year?

A: That my voice has meaning, brings purpose to my survivorship and hope to others in the fight. Fight CRC has helped me to write my story and share it out. They have helped build my confidence and value me as a participant.

Q: This year, our Ambassador stories reached millions! From being featured in Fight CRC communications, Times Square, and local media, your face has been everywhere. What was the most exciting part for you?

A: Just encouraging others to share their voices and to let them see the purpose of my survivorship is to help others. It is great to have a platform to do that for others.

Q: What’s your FAVORITE thing about being an Ambassador?

A: My favorite thing is having the support of the other Ambassadors and staff at Fight CRC to make this possible. Teaching us how to use our voices and get our stories out there to bring others hope.

Q: What motivates you to advocate for the CRC community?

A: It brings purpose to my survivorship and hope to others in the fight.

Q: What advice do you have for those who recently have been diagnosed or who have loved ones who recently have been diagnosed?

A: Take your time to gather information and try not to get overwhelmed. The help and tools are available to you at Fight CRC.

Fight CRC is grateful for the support of Joe and the 2020-2021 Fight CRC Ambassadors as they continue to serve as relentless champions of hope!

2021 Rally on Research: Early-Age Onset Colorectal Cancer

June 24th, 2021 – June 25th, 2021

Call-on Congress Day of Action

June 14th, 2021 – June 14th, 2021

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