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Fighting the Fight for Colorectal Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Kay Granger on March 25th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I have been involved with preventive care and treatment for colorectal cancer since 2006, and I am proud to continue to fight for this worthy cause. I have always been a supporter of preventive care as a way to reduce health care costs over the long term and colorectal cancer screening is a great example of the benefits of prevention and early detection. Investing in screenings and early detection measures would save thousands of lives because ...

Young Advocates Turn Loss Into Inspiration

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on March 1st, 2011 | 1 Comment »
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Twin sisters Hailey and Alyssa celebrated their 11th birthday in December. It is a bittersweet day for them and their family – the joy of their birth was accompanied by an unthinkable tragedy. Their father died the evening they were born, eleven years ago, from colorectal cancer. The girls never knew their father. But they’ve carried forward his legacy by becoming young advocates for colorectal cancer prevention. I had the opportunity to meet these two amazing girls ...

Congressional Butt-In: A New Congress Provides a New Opportunity

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Public Affairs Communications Associate on February 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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With record cuts across the board in Congressional spending and constituents at home saving each hard-earned penny, this is not a political environment that bodes well for spending increases of any kind.  We know how important prevention is to decreasing our cancer risk and saving healthcare dollars, but does Congress?  With so many new faces on Capitol Hill, they may not. That’s why our Congressional Butt-In is so important, now more than ever! For those of you ...

112th Congress and Health Care Reform

Posted by Bethany Biskey, Communications Associate, Public Affairs on January 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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You don’t have to be a political wonk to understand that the actions of Congress will affect your everyday life. One of the most debated topics over the upcoming two years is likely to be the status of health care reform, and it is important that you understand and weigh in on the debate. You’ve probably heard that one of the first acts of the new 112th Congress was to vote to repeal health care reform. What ...