Newly Diagnosed

Just found out you or a loved one have colorectal cancer (CRC)? Let us help you navigate this time by providing support, resources, and HOPE.

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We're here for you.

Fight Colorectal Cancer (Fight CRC) FIGHTS to cure colorectal cancer and serve as relentless champions of hope for all affected by this disease through informed patient support, impactful policy change, and breakthrough research endeavors.

We're the leading patient-empowerment and advocacy organization in the United States, providing balanced and objective information on colon and rectal cancer research, treatment, and policy. We are relentless champions of hope, focused on funding promising, high-impact research endeavors, while equipping advocates to influence legislation and policy for the collective good.

Getting a colorectal cancer diagnosis is scary -- we get that. And it's why we aim to be your go-to place for resources and support.

Join our community of relentless champions to be the first to receive new resources and opportunities to connect with others who understand what you're going through.

Support at Your Fingertips

Click the buttons below to learn more about our programs and resources.

Your Guide in the Fight Meetups

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Your Guide in the Fight Meetups are an opportunity to connect with people who have been in your shoes. No one fights alone. These meetups also give you a chance to share your experiences with other patients, survivors, caregivers, loved ones, and medical professionals. We know that a colorectal cancer diagnosis doesn’t just affect the patient, it affects everyone who loves you. 

What to expect
  • Learn about Fight CRC resources and support available
  • Connect with people who are going through treatment, who can give tips on everyday issues and listen to other’s experiences because they’ve been there, too.
What not to expect
  • A meetup does not take the place of a doctor or a health care team.
  • This is not a case management or navigation program.
  • This is not a formal counseling session. When we say “meetup” we mean just that-we intend to meet our community members where they are, allowing them to steer the direction of the conversation and dictate the topics discussed.

Patient & Caregiver Resources

Our resource library has been curated to provide you with the resources you need in the format you want. From fact sheets and publications, to webinars and podcasts, we have a little something for everyone. Click on the photos below for our most popular resources for newly diagnosed patients and their families, or click the button to go to our full resource library.

Champion Stories

Colorectal cancer is a unique experience, but you may find you have a lot in common with other survivors, caregivers, and loved ones.

Find inspiration from other champions and share your story to be featured.

Free Helpline

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) offers a free helpline to cancer patients and their families.

TOLL-FREE LINE: 1-888-793-9355

The Cancer Support Community runs a call center (Cancer Support Helpline) staffed by licensed mental health professionals and resource specialists who are experts at providing information and referrals to local, regional, and national resources, distress screening, decision-support counseling, and short-term counseling services.

Live assistance is available from 9am-9pm EST Monday through Friday and 9am-5pm EST on Saturday and Sunday.

Meet Our Patient Education Team

Our team is made up of talented and dedicated Relentless Champions of Hope. We work to provide you with the most up-to-date colorectal cancer resources and help you make meaningful connections with others in our community.

Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Chief Storyteller

Zac Getty

Patient Education and Research Program Manager

Brian Thomas

Research Program Manager

Carole Motycka

Patient Education Project Manager
Phuong Gallagher

Phuong Gallagher

Research Advocate Training & Support (RATS) Manager

Maia Walker

Lead Curator of the Fight CRC Trial Finder

Arcita Pramudita

Patient Education Intern

Carli King

Patient Education and Research Advocacy Intern