Throughout the cancer world, there are many opportunities for the individual patient or caregiver to get involved in advocacy. But how does one find them? How does one get started? One of the functions of this blog is to inform patients about such opportunities to bring about system-wide improvement.
Fight CRC is an organization devoted to fighting colorectal cancer. Being a CRC survivor, I am passionate about prevention and early detection. I interviewed Emily Piekut, Advocacy Manager at Fight CRC, to learn about how that organization invites individuals to strive for change. Her answers reveal a thoughtful and committed organizational framework that makes those first steps towards advocacy both simple and powerful.