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November 2013


Welcome to our redesigned eNews!


With our NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH last month, we thought our emails could be refreshed, too. 


We've got a lot happening this fall and are kicking off a new initiative in partnership with The Colon Cancer Alliance. 


Please enjoy this monthly update, 


-  Your friends at Fight Colorectal Cancer

LAUNCHING:  Blue Star States
In 2014, we want to see all 50 states become Blue Star States and recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
Join Fight Colorectal Cancer and our partners at The Colon Cancer Alliance this year as we strive to get all 50 States to become "Blue Star States."


Go to FightColorectalCancer.org/BlueStarState for everything you need and to learn more.  

-        Step-by-step guide

-        Sample proclamation

-        Letter to send to governor

-        Ways to celebrate


Get started today! 

Cancer and the Affordable Care Act

Not sure about what to do with the ACA and the new health care exchanges in light of your cancer or cancer risk?


Fight Colorectal Cancer is a supporting organization of the Cancer Insurance Checklist. This resource can help anyone with cancer, a history of cancer or anyone at risk for cancer:

  • Evaluate insurance plans
  • Discuss insurance needs with a navigator or Marketplace/Exchange representative
  • Discuss cancer care needs with a health care provider

Access the FREE Cancer Insurance Checklist today.

A Model Advocate
Miss Oct. 2014 Tonya Floyd
Photo from The Colon Club by Mark McCarty


Survivor Tonya Floyd has experienced a life-changing year. But in a good way.


In early 2013, she was chosen to become one of the 2014 Colondar models, a project of The Colon Club. As she began to tell her story, she made connections and met the Fight Colorectal Cancer team.


Passionate about sharing her experience and wanting to SEE CHANGE when it comes to screening and policy, she quickly became an advocate. 


She's met with an elected official at his local office in Atlanta and plans to attend the 2014 Call-on Congress.


We hope many others like Tonya also come out to Call-on Congress this year. In light of the shutdown and sequestration, our lawmakers NEED to hear our voices.


Please consider joining us on the Hill in March.


Register today for the 2014 Call-on Congress.


Learn about the Call-on Congress.



I recall one of my bi-line descriptions when I first joined Twitter, way back when the service first started. I had listed: Listener, Storytelling. ....


Have you ever experienced peripheral neuropathy?  Did it feel like a numbness or tingling in your hands or feet?  Did it last several weeks, or several years? ....

After 15 days, most of us have seen at least one way the government shutdown is impacting our country. Some have friends and family members on furlough who've finally had time to paint their bathrooms. ....




As a colorectal cancer survivor, advocate, caregiver, or family member, it is important that you understand how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect access to screening. ...




Stay Connected

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Carve Out CRC

Email us your pictures or post them to our Facebook wall if you used your pumpkins for colorectal cancer awareness this year and enter our contest!

Winner will get great One Million Strong gear!

Contest ends 10-31... photo with the most likes will win!
Advances in Surgical Treatments for Colon and Rectal Cancer Patients


Wed., Nov. 20

8pm EST


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Miss a webinar? Check out our archive.


Nov. 6


Election Day. Go VOTE!


Nov. 9 

New Jersey

Friends of Rose Softball Tournament


Nov. 21-22

Washington, D.C.

NCCRT annual meeting (Fight Colorectal Cancer will be attending)


Dec. 6-7

Washington, D.C

Fighting A Smarter War Against Cancer - Ruesch Center Symposium



March 3

New York City

One Million Strong launches in Grand Central Station


March 16-18

Alexandria, VA

Call-on Congress


April 12

Portland, OR

Million Strong March


See more upcoming events on our Event Calendar

Nicole sent us this picture from the Chicago GYRIG. She walked for her mom, a one-year survivor of stage III colon cancer. 



The Call-on Congress Scholarship Fund will help get more advocates to Washington, D.C. for the 2014 Call-on Congress.


An advocate who recognizes the importance of the event has offered to match each donation dollar-for-dollar. 

Please consider making a $25 donation today.


Your donation will ensure our members of Congress know that the ripples of the government shutdown hit everyone, including colorectal cancer patients and researchers. The 2014 Call-on Congress will put advocates in the offices of those responsible for this shutdown.   


Help Fight Colorectal Cancer maintain a strong presence on the Hill.


Please donate today.

Fight Colorectal Cancer | 703-548-1225
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