Una organización sin ánimo de lucro rinde homenaje a los supervivientes del cáncer y a sus cuidadores en la exposición One Million Strong como colofón al Mes de Sensibilización sobre el Cáncer Colorrectal

Nobody should face colon or rectal cancer since it’s a preventable disease, yet each year 140,000 are diagnosed and 50,000 die. Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) is showcasing the stories of the over one million survivors, and others, in hopes of raising awareness and changing the statistics.

The organization will host the One Million Strong Showcase at Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum on April 1, 2016 at 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A live-stream of the showcase will also be available for free at

"El objetivo del Showcase es conectar a nuestra comunidad de supervivientes, familiares y amigos, y disipar los temas tabú relacionados con el cáncer colorrectal", afirmó Anjee Davis, presidenta de Fight CRC. "Esta noche será un foro innovador para contar historias y sin duda reforzará nuestros esfuerzos".

The One Million Strong Showcase will feature three panels full of change-makers dedicated to raising awareness of cancer, treating colorectal cancer and/or sharing their personal stories. Panelists and moderators include:

· Actor Luke Perry

· Renee Nicholas, Stand Up to Cancer

· Monica Hill, No-Shave November

· Dennis Ahnen, M.D., University of Colorado

· Danielle Burgess, two-time survivor, Fight Colorectal Cancer

· Harvey Murff, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

· Bill Harb, M.D., The Colorectal Center

· Heather Herrmann, M.S., St. Thomas Health Cancer Care

· Johnny Todd, Yelp Nashville

· Ashley McRoy Disney, two-time survivor

· James Disney, caregiver to Ashley

· Will Lanier, survivor

· Jordan Berlin, M.D., Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

· Rodrick Samuels, Hair Lab Detroit

"El escaparate de Un Millón de Fortalecidos es una forma increíble de reunirnos y aportar inspiración y esperanza a todos los que buscan formas de actuar contra el cáncer y hacer algo con la pasión que se está gestando en el interior de todos los que hemos sido afectados personalmente por él", dijo Danielle Burgess, superviviente y Directora de Comunicación de Fight Colorectal Cancer.

Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and the program and live-stream will begin promptly at 5 p.m.

Throughout the evening, guests will be encouraged to engage with the Showcase online through the hashtag #OMScollection – una campaña de sensibilización en las redes sociales con el apoyo de Mayo Clinic. Además, por cada foto publicada con el hashtag #StrongArmSelfie en Twitter o Instagram, Bayer HealthCare donará $1, hasta $25.000, a la Lucha contra el Cáncer Colorrectal.

Entre los patrocinadores del acto figuran:  AMSURG/Stop Colon Cancer Now; Aquacai; Bayer HealthCare; Big 98; Boehringer-Ingelheim; Cancer Treatment Centers of America; Endochoice; Genentech; Genomic Health; Lilly Oncology; Medtronic; Merck Oncology; Taiho Oncology; Quicken Loans; y Yelp Nashville.

Acerca de la lucha contra el cáncer colorrectal

Fight Colorectal Cancer is a community of activists who find it unacceptable that colorectal cancer - a preventable disease - is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. In 2005, we were founded by survivors and family members who believed in making a difference. Since then we have grown to be a leading, national nonprofit based in Washington, D.C. known for our advocacy. Our team plays an important role in making medical information practical for survivors and their families and provides trusted resources that guide patients from diagnosis through survivorship. We unite the colorectal cancer community by empowering anyone impacted by this disease to share their story, advocate for better policies and get involved in the research process. We are one million strong and we won't stop fighting until there's a cure.