Welcome To PAC2

Welcome to PAC2!

We are an advocacy community on a mission to raise awareness of childhood cancer. We strive to take ACTION as

 "One Voice United Against Childhood Cancer"!


PAC2 - 6,182 members

 Childhood Cancer Petition - Another Inconvenient Truth 46,832 signatures

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Take Action

  1. Help PAC2 grow: Invite your friends.
  2. Learn that the American Cancer Society and LLS fund very little childhood cancer research.
  3. Learn: Little Patients, Losing Patience is an excellent summary of the issues the kid cancer community faces.
  4. Learn: "Curing childhood cancer is the equivalent of curing breast cancer..."
  5. Think: 80% of kids live 5-years -- but is the real, long-term "cure" rate 66%?
  6. Read about Federal funding of childhood cancer research.
  7. Participate as an individual in the My Childhood Cancer project
  8. Read the latest childhood cancer news here.
  9. Hope

 

PAC2 Update - July 2014

July was, again, a busy month to report on and you can read the latest news from the childhood cancer world in: PAC2 Update - July 2014

Here's some highlights: 

  • Scorpion venom to treat cancer?
  • Creating Hope Act is working!
  • More sponsors for the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act
  • 5 year old boy with DIPG gets 100,000 birthday cards
  • The 46 Mommas have raised $1.5 million!
  • Alex Scott
  • News galore about fundraising efforts and corporate sponsors
  • Laundry list of news on long-term effects
  • Documentary being made about a 20 year old who knows....
  • Surgeons rehearse surgeries on 3D printed models of a boy's neuroblastoma tumor, and then successfully remove it
  • NIH Director Francis Collins will be the keynote speaker at the 5th Childhood Cancer Caucus this September in DC
  • and lots of other good stuff.

In our humble opinion we'd say that over the past six years there has been a HUGE increase in activity; awareness is increasing, fundraising events are larger and ongoing on all year long, corporate sponsors are #SteppingUp, and the results of everyone's advocacy efforts are bearing fruit, and it's all a direct result of the efforts of the folks and organizations we have the honor of telling you about each month.  

We extend our thanks and gratitude to each....


But kids still get cancer. Kids still die every day. So, like always, Today We Fight!

FYI.....

Childhood Cancer

Childhood Cancer - Long-Term Outcomes

This PAC2 article estimates the likelihood of four life-long outcomes for a child diagnosed with cancer.  These are the projected results:

  • 22% live at least 30 years after diagnosis without chronic health conditions
  • 25% live at least 30 years but face mild to moderate chronic health conditions
  • 19% live at least 30 years but face life-threatening or disabling chronic health conditions
  • 34% die within 30 years of diagnosis. 


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

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Coalition Against Childhood Cancer

PAC2 is proud founding member of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer!

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