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NancyR

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Review for Fight Colorectal Cancer, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Colorectal Cancer Coalition has a direct impact on research being done to beat colorectal cancer through:

* Obtaining colorectal cancer research funding thru the Department of Defense cancer research program in 2009
* Leading the charge that increased support for the CDC's national screening efforts and legislation to enact a national screening program for the un- and under-insured
* Training advocates who serve on research review committees at the National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense
* Supporting advocates who are working to streamline the clinical research process across all diseases and all cancers.

I founded the Coalition in 2005, and am very proud of our many accomplishments, including the support and information we provide to patients, our legislative and regulatory work, and our research advocacy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Since 2005. One of my dreams in founding the Coalition was to obtain the DoD research funding, which other forms of cancer have had for almost two decades. I couldn't believe it when we finally made it happen!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase our income - there is a lot of work to be done, and income is our rate-limiting factor.

Role:  Board Member & I founded the Coalition in 2005. I currently serve as Chair of the Board of Directors. Oour board works with staff to identify strategic priorities, and supports our President as she directs their implementation.