Thanks For The Memories – Emily’s Farewell

On Apr. 17, 2013 I was interviewed for my position at Fight Colorectal Cancer and four years later – almost to the date – is my last day as Advocacy Manager. It’s been an incredible ride at Fight CRC. I’ve been incredibly impacted by the…

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Advocates Honored During Call-On Congress

During this year’s Call-on Congress, Fight Colorectal Cancer honored five outstanding individuals who have made a tremendous impact on the fight against colorectal cancer. Community Advocate Award –  Candace Henley, Chad & Sheila Schrack The Community Advocate Award was created to highlight inspiring work to increase awareness,…

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Call-On Congress: Hill Day recap

I’m a freelance journalist. People tell me their stories and I write about them for a living. But during day three of Call-on Congress, I became the storyteller. When I lost my mom in 2015 to colon cancer, I never thought her death would take…

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Call-On Congress: Day Two Recap

Rough weather? No problem! Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, advocates were as passionate as ever during the second day of Call-On Congress. It was an emotionally-charged day in which advocates not only tackled difficult (yet necessary) topics in the fight against colorectal cancer, but…

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Call-On Congress: Day One Recap

Day one of Call-On Congress has ended, but the work of Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates has just begun. 150 advocates from all over the country are meeting in Washington, D.C. to train for their meetings with offices of elected officials. Advocates will be pushing Fight…

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3 Ways to Engage in Advocacy from Home

Call-on Congress sold out for the very first time this year! While we’re excited to reach this milestone, we don’t want you to be discouraged if you can’t attend. We’ve made sure you still have plenty of ways to engage and take action. Your voice…

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Recommendations for the Trump Administration

It’s no secret the cancer community has concerns regarding the future of healthcare policies in America, specifically the Affordable Care Act repeal and replace plan. Many advocates have reached out to us and passionately shared their fears. We’re listening and we’re acting! On January 20, Fight…

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Fight CRC Advocacy Leaders Speak Out

With a new president and Congress taking office this year, Fight Colorectal Cancer’s commitment to give those affected by colorectal cancer a voice on the Hill is stronger than ever. That commitment will be heavily supported by the members of Fight CRC’s Congressional Advisory Committee…

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Junior advocates find their voice

by Maria Williams, co-chair of the Grassroots Action Committee and visionary behind the junior advocates program at Call-on Congress. Who would have thought kids ages 6 – 16 would want to take on Capitol Hill? Well, this is exactly what a dozen young junior advocates,…

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Fight CRC Launches 4th Annual State Proclamation Campaign

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has launched the 2017 Blue Star States campaign that’s requesting proclamations from all 50 states to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The nonprofit will work with actively engaged grassroots advocates around the country to get nationwide attention for…

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