“It’s exciting to see the organization grow,” said Anjee Davis, president of Fight Colorectal Cancer. “Michell is the perfect person for this job, she has passion and experience that will strengthen our partnerships across the country and take our colorectal cancer awareness programs into local communities.”
Prior to joining Fight Colorectal Cancer, Baker served as the Executive Director of the Steve Baker Colon Cancer Alliance (SBCCA), a foundation she and her sisters founded in honor of their late father, who passed away from colorectal cancer in 2008. SBCCA focused on raising awareness of colorectal cancer and providing education about prevention in the state of Oregon.
“In the five years since our foundation began, screening rates in Oregon increased by 10 percent through 2012,” said Baker. “Through multiple community awareness programs throughout the state, SBCCA played a huge part in increasing screening rates in Oregon!”
Baker has been involved with Fight Colorectal Cancer since 2009 and attended six Call-on Congress events. She’s served on the Grassroots Action Committee (GAC) and represented the organization at meetings on the Hill to showcase the importance of federal funding for colorectal cancer educational programs.
“I’m excited to join Fight Colorectal Cancer; such a powerful dedicated organization, who's commitment to winning the fight against colorectal cancer has inspired me since 2009,” said Baker. “I'm ready for the challenge and look forward to working with many advocates in their home states to increase awareness. I truly appreciate the opportunity to join Fight Colorectal Cancer, an organization that holds a special place in my heart.”
About Fight Colorectal Cancer
Fight Colorectal Cancer is a leading colorectal cancer nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Through patient education, advocacy and research funding the group spreads awareness and demands a cure for the second-leading killer in the United States. As the leading advocacy group, the organization serves as a resource for colorectal cancer patients, grassroots advocates, policy makers, medical professionals and health care providers. Learn more at http://www.FightColorectalCancer.org.