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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The Collective Voice: 10th Annual Call-on Congress Recap

If you’ve ever tried to tell someone about D.C., it would be an injustice to show a single picture of the reflecting pool or a selfie from the White House. They all honor and remember those who’ve sacrificed and served with strength to better our…

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Keeping it Brief: Financial Toxicity

Topic Overview We all know it:  cancer is expensive. It’s not a secret that people find it difficult to afford their prescription medications – especially cancer patients facing the expenses of specialty drugs. An average patient can expect out-of-pocket expenses to be between 20% to 30%….

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Highlights from the Hill – May 2016

Introducing our new monthly feature Highlights from the Hill!  Did you know there’s someone in D.C. who meets year-round with members of Congress and coalition partners to ensure your voice is heard?! Meet Margaret Carvin, Fight CRC’s policy strategist. Enjoy our new blog series “Highlights from…

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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch: My Firsts

Written by guest blogger Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch Cancer patients’ lives are full of ugly firsts. First oncologist. First mega-surgery. First needle of chemo. The list goes on. But I’ve had a few firsts recently that have even blown my own mother’s expectations…and I’m pretty…

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Keep Coming Back for More – Pam Seijo

Pam Seijo, Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) Co-Chair On August 19, 2000, as I was preparing for my 17th year of teaching, I finally gave into the pain and was admitted to the hospital. My colon had ruptured and I was given the grim diagnosis of…

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The 10 Phases of Call-on Congress

Call-on Congress is a three-day event where colon and rectal cancer survivors, caregivers and loved ones from all over the U.S. unite to make their voices heard in Washington, D.C.! Whether you’re a Call-on Congress veteran or you’ve never been before, we’re excited to help…

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