How CDC Funding Increases Affect Programs

Fight Colorectal Cancer advocates ask for increases in funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) each year. Guest blogger Allison Antoine explains how advocating for these increases affects programs in real life. Allison Antoine is the Collaborative…

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Bunny Terry – Why I'm in the Fight

Bunny is a native New Mexican, a stage IV colon cancer survivor, a Fight CRC advocate and she has served as a GAC member. A 2012 trip to the ER with what she believed was appendicitis resulted in a diagnosis of colon cancer with liver…

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Keeping It Brief: NATIONAL GOAL of 80% BY 2018

BACKGROUND Announced at the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) annual meeting in 2013, 80% by 2018 is a movement supported by more than 500 organizations committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. This goal unites us behind a shared effort. Fight…

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Event Recap: Wisconsin Proclamation Signing

Kelly Kuster is a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor from Milwaukee, WI. She was featured in the Colon Club’s 2013 Colondar, volunteers with the Colon Cancer Coalition and is a Fight CRC advocate. This November she requested the first Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month state proclamation…

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Finding My Calling

Lauren Addy is from West Columbia, South Carolina. She became involved with colorectal cancer advocacy and awareness after her mother’s diagnosis of stage III colon cancer in May 2000. She has been a member of many committees and local advocacy groups for 15 years and…

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Veteran's Perspective on Colorectal Cancer

Veteran’s Day is a time to honor those who have served our country and fought for our freedom. It’s also a time to reflect on how we, as a country, are serving our veterans. We had the unique opportunity this Veteran’s Day to interview Dr….

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2016 Colorectal Cancer Awareness Kicks Off in Wisconsin

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 2, 2015 — Wisconsin set the pace this month as the state’s top leadership rallied advocates and colorectal cancer survivors to kick off Fight Colorectal Cancer’s Blue Star States campaign. Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, a stage II survivor, hosted…

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Walter Hickman

Say Yes to Advocacy

Walter Hickman is a stage II colon cancer survivor, member of the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) and an awareness activist. He lives in Lithonia, Georgia (a suburb of Atlanta) with his wife Nsenga, son Walter lll, and daughters MacKenzie and Nsenga. He has worked as…

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Funding Continues for Colorectal Cancer Control Programs

Each year at Call-on Congress our advocates meet with members of Congress to discuss the benefits of the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since its inception in 2009, this CDC-funded program has provided almost 55,000 colorectal…

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