Connect with the Colorectal Cancer Community

We’re here to welcome you and help you connect with the colorectal cancer community – online and in person – fighting alongside you. You’re not alone in this fight.

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One of the great things about technology is the ability to connect with people who are in the same – or similar – situation or circumstance to yours. Having someone to lean on who understands colorectal cancer and what you’re going through is crucial to your mental health and overall well-being.

We’re here to welcome you and connect you with the online colorectal cancer community fighting alongside you. You’re not alone in this fight.

Inspire Online Support Community

Fight CRC partners with Inspire to offer a safe, secure, and permission-based online support community. Inspire is the leading social network for health and offers a place where patients and caregivers can connect and support one another. You can join for free at any time.

Facebook Groups

Fight CRC manages a general Facebook page where we post, and you can comment or instant message us.

In addition, we manage two Facebook groups for you to connect online with the colorectal cancer community:

  • Advocates of Fight Colorectal Cancer: See what’s happening on Capitol Hill and connect with other grassroots advocates.
  • Member of GAC, RATS, or Ambassador programs: Please contact the Fight CRC team to gain access into those private groups.
Stand Up To Cancer Event

Finally, for further online colorectal cancer community support through Facebook groups, be sure to check out and sign up for Colontown, Colon Club. Living with Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS) is a Facebook group for people living with LARS.

Social Media

Fight CRC is very active with the online colorectal cancer community on social media. Follow us to keep in touch and stay up-to-date:

Ways to Connect with Your Colorectal Cancer Tribe In Person!

Want to sit down and talk – even bond – with someone else who’s been in your shoes and faced colorectal cancer? Connect in person by attending an event!

Call-on Congress

Each March in Washington, D.C., we host Call-on Congress, a life-changing event where advocates connect as they learn more ways to take action and make an impact together. 

Call-on Congress is the perfect place to find your support network!

Connect with your tribe of grassroots advocates over two days (three days if you would like to volunteer to place flags on the National Mall for United in Blue!) at Call-on Congress.

Scholarship applications are available for first-time Call-on Congress attendees.

Climb for a Cure

Climb for a Cure, Fight CRC’s largest fundraising event each year, connects you in person with other survivors, caregivers and loved ones, while raising awareness and vital funds for finding a cure for colorectal cancer. Together, we reach new heights!

Each year, our relentless climbers come together to make an impact within the colorectal cancer community. We Climb for a Cure to explore new terrain for life-changing research. 

Connect in person by attending a Climb. When you host a Climb, you get the opportunity to connect online with other Climb hosts at monthly check-ins leading up to the event.

Ambassador Training

Ambassadors attend Fight CRC events, engage their local communities, and activate awareness by connecting with the colorectal cancer community in person and through social media. 

Following their introductory year, Ambassadors remain actively engaged in the Fight CRC family and colorectal cancer community as advocates. Ambassador Training weekend occurs in September in Springfield, Missouri.

Research Advocacy

Do you love science? Are you fascinated about the biology and chemistry of cancer?

Connecting with our Research Advocacy Training and Support (RATS) group may be a great fit for you!

Lovingly referred to as our RATS, these dedicated research advocates complete our rigorous Research Advocacy Training and Support program, and participate in research advocacy within the colorectal cancer community on a regular basis.

Partner Organizations

Looking to get connected in person with the colorectal cancer community for a local race or event?

If you’re a young adult looking to connect with other “Under 50” patients visit: