Letter from the President – January 2017

Dear Advocates, January is a time to reaffirm our shared commitment to our mission: We raise our voice to empower and activate a community of patients, fighters and champions to push for better policies and to support research, education and awareness for all those touched…

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Fight CRC Launches New Website and What We Do Video

Jan. 6, 2017 — Fight Colorectal Cancer has launched a new website to meet the needs of a growing advocate community. The redesign harnesses the latest information and technology to deliver the best online experience for those searching for colorectal cancer treatment information and those seeking…

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Fight CRC Launches 4th Annual State Proclamation Campaign

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has launched the 2017 Blue Star States campaign that’s requesting proclamations from all 50 states to recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The nonprofit will work with actively engaged grassroots advocates around the country to get nationwide attention for…

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Fight CRC Podcast Addresses Cancer and Laughter

Cancer and laughter are two things that don’t usually seem to go together. The latest Fight CRC podcast gives those facing the disease a go-ahead to laugh. Survivor and comedian Brenda Elsagher is featured in the episode where she talks openly about her story, career…

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Fight CRC Hires Two Staff

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) has added two professionals to its robust team. Nichole Hyde will serve as the Business Manager for the recently-relocated office based in Springfield, Mo. Dan Canfield, MPH, joins the team to manage the Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) program….

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Keavy McAbee

The Goodbyes

I cannot believe how long it took me to write this post. I now know it’s because saying goodbye is hard. My husband and I, along with two friends, opened a restaurant this past May. I knew it would be long hours and lots of…

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Fight CRC Launches 2 Family Health History Resources

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November is Family Health History Month. A family history of colorectal cancer can put one at a higher risk of the disease. Tracking and discussing a family’s medical history is an important step in preventing colorectal cancer. To support patients and their…

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Don’t tell me how to $%^&* FEEL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fight Colorectal Cancer launches podcast to offer insights and tips for supporting colorectal cancer patients SPRINGFIELD, MO. (Oct. 17, 2015) — Sometimes, everything is not going to be “OK.” In the Oct. 2016 Taboo-ty podcast, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) addresses the…

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Colorectal Cancer Research Academy Heads to Wisconsin

For Immediate Release Fight Colorectal Cancer hosts training for patients and caregivers engaged in the research advocacy training and support program. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – (October 10, 2016) — Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) and the University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) are working together…

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A Tribute to Dr. Dan Sargent

by Nancy Roach We’re incredibly saddened about the passing of Dr. Dan Sargent, a member of our Medical Advisory Board. Dan’s work touched the lives of everyone diagnosed with colorectal cancer – he worked on individual trials and also was involved with updating staging information. He…

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