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Colorectal Cancer Awareness Organization



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  • Funds will be used for Colorectal Cancer Awareness and assisting services.

  • Early screening is paramount.

  • It could save a life.

  • You can assist in decreasing the mortality rate of Colorectal Cancer.



Victory and Empowerment, Inc. is an 501 (c)(3) organization supporting Colorectal Cancer Awareness and supporting services. Supporting services includes medical, personal,  household, transportation needs, etc. to individuals while they walk through their Colorectal Cancer journey.

In 2018/2019 the broadcast was able to reach over 250,000 viewers, encouraging them to get a Colonoscopy.


Cancer is so limited...

It cannot cripple love,

It cannot shatter hope, 

It cannot corrode faith, 

It cannot eat away peace, 

It cannot destroy confidence 

It cannot kill friendship 

It cannot shut out memories, 

It cannot silence courage, 

It cannot invade the soul, 

It cannot reduce eternal life, 

It cannot quench the spirit, 

It cannot lessen the power of 

the resurrection

--Author Unknown



  • What is Colorectal Cancer?

    • Colorectal cancer is the term for cancers found in the colon or the rectum, which make up the large intestine. Colon cancer and rectal cancer are grouped together because they share many characteristics, symptoms and treatments.



  • More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year and about 56,000 people will die from the disease***

  • Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States and the third most common cancer (#1 is Breast/Prostate, #2 is Lung)***

  • One in 22 men and one in 24 women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in their lifetime*

  • Incidence rates for colorectal cancer in African Americans and Hispanics have been on the rise-colorectal cancer has increased 46 percent among African-American men and 10 percent among African-American Women***

  • It is estimated that approximately 40,000 lives a year could be saved through widespread adoption of colorectal cancer screening and early treatment in men and women***

  • You are never too young for colon cancer. 1 and 7 colorectal cancer patients are diagnosed before the age of 50**

  • Screening for most people should begin at age 45**

  • African-Americans and other minorities should begin screening at 45**

  • 9 out of 10 patients will survive 5+ years when colon cancer is caught in early (localized) stages. But only 1 in 10 will reach the 5 year mark when the disease is diagnosed in late stages**

  • 7 and 10 Americans over 50 who have not been screened HAVE INSURANCE**

  • Currently 6 out of 10 patients nationwide are diagnosed with late stage disease. Many because they put off being screened**

  • African Americans are 45% more likely than other groups to die from colon cancer****

  • Late screening decreases chances of survival; when properly screened, colon cancer is 90% preventable****



*American Cancer Society

**Colon Cancer Coalition

***American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)

****Capital Digestive Care

501(c)(3) Nonprofit


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EIN 81-4735601

Victory and Empowerment, Inc. is celebrating FIVE years in 2022. It has been five amazing years of reaching out to thousands and encouraging them to get screened for colorectal cancer. The first three years represented strong advocacy and the last two were minimized because the CEO was challenged with another journey – breast cancer. How has Victory and Empowerment, Inc. continued to stay true to its mission of supporting Colorectal Cancer Awareness and supporting services?


Annual Support:

  • LA Fitness – displays at local gyms encouraging members to get screened for colorectal cancer

  • Barber Shops – outreach targeting men regarding annual screening for colorectal cancer

  • Women’s Health Fairs – exhibits at health fairs and speaking to participants about colorectal cancer awareness

  • Churches – shares awareness to churches while serving as a guest preacher; displays exhibits

  • Purchase Business and Organizational Ads – captures the attention of various audiences attending events to present information on colorectal cancer awareness

  • Partner with Organizations – develops partnerships with other organizations to support colorectal cancer awareness

  • Kingdom Mantles Ministry Partnership – attends, financially supports, speaks, and displays annually; reaching thousands to educate on colorectal cancer awareness

  • WBGR Network-Podcast – host live broadcasts encouraging viewers to get screened regularly for colorectal cancer; every Wednesday in 2018 and 2019, reaching over 250,000+ annually.

  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – reaches thousands every March in various ways to educate on colorectal cancer awareness

  • Prayer Groups/Fast –  organizes group prayer and fasts annually, for the past 5 years, to focus on colorectal cancer awareness

  • Cancer Ministries – supports cancer ministries at local churches; serving as the guest speaker and displaying cancer awareness material

  • Partnership with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month events

  • Greater Saint John: The Jabez Report – Awareness testimony as a survivor of colon cancer

  • Bereavement Support – supports families financially when loved ones have passed away from cancer, i.e. funeral services, food for repast, preacher fees, etc.

  • Adopt Families at Christmas – adopts the family of a patient going through cancer treatment

  • On-Line Donations – shares colorectal cancer awareness during on-line shopping and provides gift cards or free purchases for shoppers who had their colonoscopy or screening; i.e. Paparazzi Jewelry, Cabi Fashions


Board of Directors:

Cathy Phifer, Washington, DC

Demita Upsher, Charlotte, NC

Ann Y. Washington, Washington, DC


We thank you for your continued financial support. Reach out to Victory and Empowerment, Inc. if you have a friend or family member that needs support as they embark on their cancer journey


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