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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Blue Star States Success Story: Arkansas

Written by Nikol Hamilton, MSN, RN In 2014, I worked to secure a proclamation from Governor Mike Beebe to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In previous years, several people have submitted the request. However, in 2013 it was denied. This ignited my quest to…

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Advocacy Update – October 2015

Fall is finally here and Fight CRC advocates have been busier than ever! Read this month’s advocacy update to find out what they’ve been up to.   Mark Your Calendars! Call-on Congress 2016: March 14-16 Call-on Congress registration opens tomorrow! Spend three days with us in…

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Keeping It Brief: Federal Budget and Continuing Resolutions

In the last few days you’ve probably heard the phrase “government shutdown” one time too many. Though this is something we hoped to never experience after the 17-day shutdown in 2013, we almost saw it happen again this week. How does this happen? Congress is…

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We Came, We Saw, We RALLIED!

It’s not often you’ll find a packed room of patients, medical professionals, advocacy professionals, members of Congress and beauty queens on Capitol Hill. But this year at the American Association for Cancer Research’s (AACR) third-annual Rally for Medical Research that’s exactly what policy strategist Margaret…

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Advocacy Update – September 2015

Advocate Spotlight: Dr. Roy Duhé Dr. Duhé is a professor at the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute and is this month’s Advocate Spotlight! August Recess Challenge: The Results Advocates across the country made their voices heard during the congressional recess. Find out how many times…

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The Numbers Are In! August Recess Challenge Update

Congress was contacted 671 times by advocates this August! We asked advocates to take advantage of the August Recess. And guess what? They did! More than 250 advocates contacted their members of Congress and asked them to support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening…

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Tired of Coming in Last

by Roy Duhé, Ph.D.  September Advocate Spotlight Dr. Roy Duhé is a professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and Radiation Oncology, as well as the Associate Director for Cancer Education, at the University of Mississippi Cancer Institute. He has led the charge with Mississippi’s screening goal…

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Last Call… Take Action and Call!

This is the final week of the August Recess Challenge! This month advocates have sent hundreds of tweets and emails to Congress asking them to support the Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1220/S. 624). Now it’s time to take it one step…

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FITs Save Lives!

We love a great story about colorectal cancer awareness. And this weekend we experienced just that! For the past two years we’ve participated in Rep. David Scott’s (GA) health fair in the outskirts of Atlanta, GA. We have a great base of volunteers in this…

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