Childhood Cancer Action Awareness
In case you didn’t know, May is a very important month for cancer. May happens to be National Cancer Research Month and what better way to get involved than by joining the Alliance for Childhood Cancer in their support for the Childhood Cancer STAR Act.
On May 16 – May 17, The Alliance for Childhood Cancer will be in Washington, DC for two full days of advocacy training and meetings with congressional representatives.
They need people to join them! The more advocates, the better, to show up and support the Childhood Cancer STAR Act since it will be at a crucial point in the legislation process. If you aren’t familiar with the STAR Act, below is a brief summary from our blog. https://www.chaseafteracure.com/the-childhood-cancer-survivorship-treatment-access-and-research-star-act-of-2015
The Star Act “would improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, improve the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, ensure publicly accessible expanded access policies that provide hope for patients who have run out of options, and identify opportunities to expand the research of therapeutics necessary to treat the 15,780 children diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. every year.”
The Alliance for Childhood Cancer has more information on their website about registration, scholarships (if you can’t afford the trip), projects to support action days, hotel information and much more.
Visit their website http://www.allianceforchildhoodcancer.org/join-us/action-days-2016.html to register today!