Ambassador Training Program
Who We Are
At Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC), 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 by this disease.
Each year we choose a group of Ambassadors who commit to being an intentional volunteer for one full year! Fight CRC Ambassadors are dedicated, engaged and educated advocates who enhance Fight CRC’s presence online and in-person.
Others should become an ambassador to give themselves a voice. So many people have so much to say but just don’t know how to say or approach it. Everyone has an inspiring story and the ability to make an impact, some just need the extra push and confidence and that’s exactly what Ambassador training provides.
– Riley Anne Lewis
History of the Program
One Million Strong launched with a Fight CRC photoshoot in 2012. Advocates from across the country came to have their pictures taken and tell their stories. After a few years, we realized a photoshoot wasn’t enough. Advocates wanted more. In 2015, we launched the Ambassador Training Program with a group of 26 advocates from 15 states.
Today, there are more than 100 Fight CRC Ambassadors from 38 states championing Fight CRC’s mission.
Each Ambassador pushes the Fight CRC mission a bit closer to the end goal: victory over colon and rectal cancers.
Here’s What We’re Looking for in a Fight CRC Ambassador:
CONNECTION Individuals who have faced colorectal cancer either personally, through a loved one, or through their career, who would like to step up and become a champion fighter. We welcome patients, caregivers, family members, medical professionals and all those touched by the disease to apply.
AMBITION Ambassadors are the men and women who strive to fight colorectal cancer by offering their time, strengths and stories as models for the entire Fight CRC community. They are all in!
AVAILABILITY Ambassadors support the mission of Fight Colorectal Cancer through awareness, advocacy, research and patient education. After the one-year term, our hope is for ambassadors to remain active in the community.
Are You Interested in Becoming a Fight CRC Ambassador?
Applications will open in April 2019!
*Ambassadors must be available to attend their Fight CRC Training on July 28-29, 2019.
Being an Ambassador means being able to keep my husband’s story alive after he passed away from colon cancer… It is important for our children to see that we still fight for daddy even though he’s no longer here. We do not want anyone else to lose a mother, father or loved one to this 90% preventable disease.
– Dana Georges
The Ambassador Pledge
As an Advocate, I believe that the individual voice can and should be heard.
As a Survivor, I believe that my personal experience can make a difference.
As a Caregiver, I believe that my personal experience is worth sharing.
As a Medical Professional, I believe that my knowledge is worth sharing.
As a Community, I believe that our camaraderie can make a difference.
As Fight CRC Leaders, I believe that our intentionality has the power to make an impact.
Ambassador training gave the training and tools I needed to be an advocate for all of us touched by CRC. I knew after my diagnosis I wanted to “do something” about this disease, I just didn’t know what. Fight CRC provided me with training to be a meaningful voice in the advocacy world!
– Amanda Houston
Donations and Sponsorships
We are always looking for partners who want to support the Ambassador Training Program. Sponsor funds allow us to support several scholarships and cover the costs of the event. To become a sponsor, please contact Michell Baker, Director of Partnership Development Fundraising@FightCRC.org.
We’re also always looking for in-kind donations and giveaways to use as gifts for the Ambassadors in their swag bags and door prizes. If you’d be willing to donate merchandise, please contact Anna Zachary at vol_mgr@FightCRC.org.
Thank you to our 2018 Ambassador Program Sponsors: