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A coordinated community effort is underway to storm Congress - on foot and online. Childhood cancer organizations throughout the country are joining together to send Congress the message of #StepUp: More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research.
History will be made next week when 250+ advocates come to Washington, D.C. for Childhood Cancer Action Days on June 23-24. In the days leading up to - and continuing through - next week's big event we need your help to make sure our voices are heard loud and clear by members of Congress.
There are many ways for you to help over the next 7 days of this community campaign:
Each day of this campaign will feature a different core message for you to tweet, post, and share. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter pages closely so we can send a cohesive message to the Hill each day. Also be sure to check back here on the blog every day for a new post about how you can #StepUp!
PAC2 is proud to be part of this groundbreaking coordinated effort, and we thank the many terrific organizations that worked together to make this happen. In the coming week, we'll take one step in a long journey toward more federal research funding and better treatments for kids with cancer.
For some background information on the funding issues at the heart of this campaign, please see:
Please join in this coordinated community effort as we #StepUp in support of funding for childhood cancer research.
This PAC2 article estimates the likelihood of four life-long outcomes for a child diagnosed with cancer. These are the projected results:
Every day 7 children die from childhood cancer within five years of being diagnosed AND every day 5 children that have survived 5-years from diagnosis die from the original cancer, a secondary cancer, or other long-term effects.
Click to read more: Childhood Cancer - Current Long-Term Outcomes