In this issue:
Limited Number of Spaces Left for Call-on Congress
Interested in Call-on Congress 2011? Be sure to register soon. Registration will close when we reach capacity, which looks like it will happen before the official registration close date of February 4.
Take a look at the agenda and register today.
With hundreds of new members and staffers on the Hill, we need your voice in DC this year. The only way we will get the newest members of Congress to make the fight against colorectal cancer a top legislative priority is if we tell them why it should be a priority. Come climb the steps of the Capitol with us.
Have questions before you register? Email us at Advocacy@FightCRC.org and we will get you all the information you need.
Photo: Advocates from New Jersey and Arizona in the US Capitol, Call-on Congress 2010
Join Us for Our First-Ever Virtual Lobby Day
If coming to DC just isn’t in your budget this year, fear not. You can join the Call-on Congress advocates in a Virtual Lobby Day on March 9th. As advocates are attending meetings on Capitol Hill in person, you can call in to your members’ offices to urge them to support the same pieces of legislation that they are. Register online or email us at Advocacy@FightCRC.org.
The Virtual Lobby Day is an opportunity for all colorectal cancer advocates to join together and with one voice tell Congress that the time has come for them to make colorectal cancer a top legislative priority!
We will be offering three online training sessions to provide you with the tools you need to be a successful advocate from home. Sign up for one of the training sessions, and mark your calendar to participate in our Virtual Lobby Day.
You only need to attend one of the online training sessions.
We hope you will join your fellow advocates from every state and help make our first-ever Virtual Lobby Day a success.
FREE PATIENT WEBINAR:
A Report from the GI Cancers Symposium
Monday, February 7, 2011
8 – 9 PM Eastern
Thousands of gastrointestinal cancer doctors and researchers are meeting in San Francisco this weekend at the 2011 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium. The symposium is described as, “a meeting of top minds that translates scientific findings into clinical management.”
Edith Mitchell, MD, of Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center will share with you the most important information that comes out of that meeting, including what current treatments will be impacted by the latest research and what new treatments are on the horizon.
Register today and join us on February 7th
Join Congressman Michael Burgess on the Next Advocate Chat
Wed., February 16, 2011
8 – 9 PM Eastern
Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, will join the Colorectal Cancer Coalition’s monthly Advocate Chat in February.
The Energy and Commerce committee is one of the most powerful committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. In past sessions of Congress, it is the one that has overseen the colorectal cancer screening legislation that we have worked so hard to enact into law.
During the Advocate Chat, Rep. Burgess will provide callers with an overview of what the committee will be working on this year.
Register today for this informative discussion.
Order Your March Awareness Gear Now
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Are you prepared for it? Order awareness materials such as pins, bumper stickers, symptom flyers and other gear to help your company, organization or support group spread the word about colorectal cancer.
Order before the rush starts and get 15% off. Enter “FightCRC” on the payment page for your discount. Offer good until 2/15/11.
Winter '11 Momentum Available Online
In this issue:
- Finding Colorectal Cancer Earlier
- Get a Proclamation in Your State
- Talking With Your Family About Health Histories
- What Does a CEA Level Indicate?
2010 Annual Report
The Colorectal Cancer Coalition is proud to present our 2010 Annual Report. Read about our year of incredible progress and learn how you can help us continue the fight.
Colorectal Cancer Coalition Answer Line Takes Your Calls
Get answers to your questions about your disease, treatment options and available clinical trials. Answer Line Associates are ready to take your call Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM Eastern.
See What's Happening in March
View our list of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month events that are taking place at the national level and raise awareness of our cause. Visit our online calendar.
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