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we've lagged far too long with PAC2 updates and present the June 2014 update below. (July to follow!)
In June 2014 the childhood cancer community took a giant 'step' forward with the implementation of a community-wide campaign to ask Congress to #StepUp and increase funding for childhood cancer. This campaign was in support and conjunction with the annual Action Days held in Washington DC, where more than 250 advocates met with their congressional reps to campaign for increased funding for childhood cancer research under the Alliance for Childhood Cancer.
The Alliance and the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) and numerous other childhood cancer groups and individuals participated in the #StepUp campaign. While we don't have the analytics, we'd say hundreds of organizations were posting, tweeting and otherwise shouting: #StepUp! Combined of course with the advocacy and shouting of the thousands of individuals, parents, survivors and family members who 'get it'; we continue to makes our voice stronger and louder and more effective.
A huge thank you to all who participated in the #StepUp campaign!! As a community we WILL make this happen.....
Read - PAC2 Update - June 2014....Let's #StepUp
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