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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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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