Advocate Spotlight: Suzanne Lindley

Suzanne Lindley has lived with metastatic colorectal cancer since 1998. She founded YES! Beat Liver Tumors (an organization for individuals living with metastatic liver tumors) and advocates for Fight Colorectal Cancer. From Humble Beginnings I knew nothing about advocacy before meeting Dusty Weaver and Jim Wetekam just over…

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800 Messages to Congress!

The August Recess Challenge is part of our “boots on the ground” strategy at Fight CRC. Advocates take action year-round from home using our advocacy portal, but the August Recess in Congress presents a unique opportunity to engage with them. We capitalize on when members work “in district”…

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IT'S NOT JUST HYPE: YOUR VOICE MATTERS

“Your voice matters!” I say it at least a few times a day to our advocates. Because it does. YOUR VOICE matters. Every survivor, caregiver and loved one’s voice matters. No matter how big or small. On August 1, two reality TV stars used their…

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Anjee Davis: Meghan and Heather Were the Real Deal

Fight Colorectal Cancer President Anjee Davis dishes on what it was like to be on reality TV and have Bravo attend our 10th annual Call-on Congress. We’ve tried to keep it a surprise and been SO EXCITED FOR TONIGHT!! Last March when the Washington Post…

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Highlights from the Hill – July 2016

Fight CRC’s D.C.-based policy strategist Margaret Carvin meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to make sure your voice is heard. Highlights from the Hill is a monthly column featuring important meetings she’s attended and detailed information on high -priority issues. Her meetings…

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Moonshot Summit Recap

On June 29, Vice President Biden convened a National Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He invited patient groups, medical professionals and advocates across the country to host local Summits of their own as part of the Moonshot Initiative. As an organization…

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Grassroots Action Committee adds Two Survivors, Caregiver

Alexandria, Va. – July 7, 2016 — Fight CRC’s Grassroots Action Committee (GAC), a volunteer committee dedicated to leading grassroots advocacy efforts, recently welcomed three new members committed to leading others and volunteering their time to the cause. Joining the 2016-2017 committee are survivors Amanda Houston and Chris Ganser,…

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Your Voice and Vote Matter!

YOUR VOTE IS YOUR VOICE In 2008, six million Americans didn’t vote because they missed their registration deadline or didn’t know how to register. That can’t happen in 2016! Voting is an important part of being an advocate! Your vote is your voice. It’s up…

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Keeping it Brief: Immunotherapy

TOPIC OVERVIEW Immunotherapy (also known as immuno-oncology or IO) is treatment that uses certain parts of a person’s own immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. In the last few decades, it has become an important part of treating some types of cancer (including…

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Highlights from the Hill – June 2016

Fight CRC’s D.C.-based policy strategist Margaret Carvin meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to make sure your voice is heard. Highlights from the Hill is a monthly column featuring important meetings she’s attended and detailed information on high-priority issues. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE…

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