Climb for a cure- Teri

The Four C’s

Teri Griege is a stage IV colorectal cancer survivor. She attended her first Call-on Congress in March 2017 and has since gotten involved with Fight CRC’s awareness and fundraising efforts. She is an inspirational speaker and author who shares her story of competing in the…

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Meet the One Million Strong- Atrym M. Santiago from Florida

Meet Atrym / Conozca a Atrym Patient/Survivor – Paciente/Sobreviviente Kissimmee, FL Atrym’s Story / La historia de Atrym Es la primera vez que escribo y comparto mi historia, y siento que me quité un peso de encima. Ojalá que mi historia llegue lejos y ayude…

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Teacher Fights Colon Cancer

Gina Benedetti is a colon cancer survivor from Petaluma, California who was featured in the 2017 On the Rise by our partners at The Colon Club. She is a mother and an elementary school teacher. She shares her story on the challenges that came with working while fighting colon cancer. …

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Meet the One Million Strong- Janaya Conjeski from New York

Meet Janaya Family Member of a Patient New York, NY Janaya’s Story My mom is a survivor of colon cancer and small bowel cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer July 2014 at 57-years-old. It was her first colonoscopy. She had no symptoms other than…

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Letter from the President – July 2017

Dear Fight CRC advocates, donors and friends, Being a part of Fight CRC’s leadership team is a privilege. The day Fight CRC was founded, Nancy Roach had a clear vision for where the organization needed to go. Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen rapid…

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Carol Ylitalo

Meet the One Million Strong- Carol Ylitalo from Ohio

Meet Carol Patient / Survivor Lewis Center, OH Carol’s Story I am a 29 year survivor of colorectal cancer and have quite the cancer saga. I was a 41-year-old woman and did not fit the classic description of people who have colorectal cancer. Growing up,…

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Clint Cummings and Sparrows Tattoo – Leaving a Mark

On Jan. 30, 2016, tattoo artist Clint Cummings announced to his Instagram followers that he had been diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer. Clint, who was a participant on the second season of Spike’s Ink Master reality show, offered glimpses of his carefree-yet-courageous battle via…

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Rachel

Rachel – A Hands-On Approach to Treatment

Rachel Durst-Strecker was unaware about colorectal cancer, all she had heard is that it was “an old person’s” disease. While trying to figure out the source of her digestive issues, Rachel underwent a colonoscopy at 34 years old. She wasn’t worried about it, since colorectal…

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Deborah and Ronnie – In Sickness and in Health

They both were in each other’s lives indirectly, working at the same three hospitals in an 18-year span. Some time after Ronnie got divorced and Deborah’s husband passed away, a mutual friend reintroduced them. The rest, Deborah says, is history. However, when Deborah and Ronnie…

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Erin

Meet the One Million Strong- Erin Verscheure from Michigan

Meet Erin Patient / Survivor Clinton Township, MI Erin’s Story On Aug. 31 2016 at 18 years old, I was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. I had just graduated high school, and was thrown into the real world quickly. My life before cancer included…

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