Call-on Congress | March 16-17, 2022

You can imagine a world without colorectal cancer. Or you can fight for one.

THIS IS YOUR WAKE-UP CALL!

Congress needs to prioritize colorectal cancer right now. In just 8 years, colorectal cancer is estimated to become the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for people under age 50.

Call-on Congress 2022 combines virtual meetings with members of Congress and United in Blue, the first-ever installation on the National Mall to spotlight colorectal cancer as a national priority and raise awareness that we need to fight for more.

All meetings with members of Congress will be held virtually on March 17, 2022, regardless of ticket type selected. This gives you the chance to share your story from home or anywhere!

March 13-18, as our advocates are meeting with their members of Congress, we will be sponsoring United in Blue. The installation, designed to spotlight colorectal cancer as a national priority, is also a visual representation of the more than 27,400 people under age 50 estimated to be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2030, highlighting the need for us to fight for more: more urgency, more equity, more funding. 

We demand that policymakers act. We can’t afford to wait, lives are at stake today. What once was enough, no longer is. We need to fight for more.

It's Time to Rally. It's Time to Make Some Noise!

Choose Your Way to Fight for More

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In-Person Registration
  • Virtual meetings with members of Congress
  • Rally on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. with members of Congress and advocacy partners
  • National Mall Installation, United in Blue, dedication ceremony
  • Fight CRC swag bag
Virtual Registration
  • Virtual meetings with members of Congress
  • Social media toolkit
  • Option to purchase discounted Fight CRC gear
Scholarships

Fight CRC is committed to ensuring that as many people as possible can attend Call-on Congress. We are offering a limited number of scholarships to support those hoping to join an incredible community of advocates sharing their stories with the policymakers and pushing for meaningful policy change. Awardees will be reimbursed for travel to and from Washington, DC and/or lodging expenses of up to $500.

Preference is given to attendees who:

  • Are in financial need
  • Haven’t received a Call-on Congress scholarship in the past
  • Are active on social media
  • Are willing to share a room, if choosing a lodging scholarship

We are currently accepting applications. Please fill out this form to be considered for a scholarship.

You will be notified in January on whether you are a recipient. If you have any questions, please contact advocate@fightcrc.org.

Agenda

March 13 — Volunteer Day

Join advocates and volunteers to help place more than 27,000 flags on the National Mall for the United in Blue installation.

March 14-15 — United in Blue

United in Blue will be open to the public as we prepare for our Rally!

March 16, 2022 — Rally at United in Blue
  • Rally on the National Mall
  • Partnership programming
  • Advocate flag placement
  • Sparks of Strength, installation dedication ceremony
March 17, 2022 — Virtual Hill Day
  • Virtual meetings with members of Congress
  • Day of Action

Lobby Day, but make it virtual

The pandemic is unpredictable. We are unable to meet with members of Congress in person this year. The good news is that member’s offices are still meeting virtually, so you can connect with them to share your story and educate them about our colorectal cancer policy priorities.

Legislative Priorities

Colorectal cancer is vastly underfunded by the federal government, and it is not prioritized by federal agencies as many other cancers are. This needs to change. 

At Call-on Congress we are asking our elected officials to do more to prioritize colorectal cancer — to put together a plan to harness the most promising advancements and address the growing number of young people being diagnosed with this disease.

We are seeing an increase in colorectal cancer in young people, but we aren’t seeing the game-changing advances in research that could help patients of all ages.  

Lodging & Travel

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COVID-19 Policy

Consistent with CDC guidelines, Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) encourages all participants to practice hand hygiene, social distancing, and wear face coverings to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19 at all Fight CRC events. Proof of vaccination is required to attend all in-person events. Because COVID-19 is extremely contagious and is spread mainly from person-to-person contact, Fight CRC has put in place preventive measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. However, Fight CRC cannot guarantee that its participants, volunteers, partners, and others in attendance will not become infected with COVID-19.