Fight CRC and Colon Cancer Coalition Scholar Advocates to Call-on Congress


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National nonprofits Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and Colon Cancer Coalition have partnered to scholar over 40 colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors, caregivers, and loved ones to attend Call-on Congress, an advocacy event hosted in Washington D.C. on March 13-14, 2023. Call-on Congress provides advocates the opportunity to share their stories and educate members of Congress on the issues impacting the CRC community. 

“Fight CRC is so thankful for the strong partnership with the Colon Cancer Coalition,” said Anjee Davis, Fight CRC President. “We were able to provide twice as many scholarships with their support. With more voices represented, we can fight for more and remind Congress that colorectal cancer remains underfunded by the federal government, even with the latest data that found colorectal cancer is projected to be the leading cause of cancer deaths in those under the age of 50 by 2030.”  

Advocates at Call-on Congress will be meeting in-person with their members of Congress for the first time since the pandemic and asking for the Department of Defense to create a Colorectal Cancer Research Program within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program. They will also urge their members of Congress to support increased funding and expansion of the CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program for prevention and early detection. 

"The efforts of Fight CRC to keep colorectal cancer in front of our legislators is critical to reducing colorectal cancer deaths, reducing barriers to screening, and furthering research into this highly preventable disease," says Chris Evans, president of the Colon Cancer Coalition. "We are pleased to partner and support more patient's voices to be heard in Washington D.C."

To learn more and register for Call-on Congress 2023 visit