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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  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 - June 2014 - Let's Step Up!

Dear PAC2,

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

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

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