In September 2010 President Carter that the political situation in DC is the most polarizing since the time of Abe Lincoln and the Civil War. Agree or not, one can only hope that bipartisan collaboration on GOOD causes will always be GOOD politics. In that vein, let’s provide an easy building block; something easy to get behind regardless of party:
Supporting the country’s efforts to cure childhood cancer.
“serve as a clearinghouse for information on pediatric cancer and a bipartisan forum to aid members of Congress in working together to address pediatric cancer. The caucus strives to raise awareness about pediatric cancer and advocate in support of measures to prevent the pain, suffering and long-term effects of childhood cancers and ultimately eliminate cancer as a threat to all children.”
The second Childhood Cancer Summit, led by the co-chairs of the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus, will be a panel of pediatric cancer experts and advocates, speaking on the unique challenges of childhood cancer. The event is on September 23, 2011 at the Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) Auditorium in Washington, DC. The event is open to the public. For more information please visit Childhood Cancer Summit on the Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy's website. CCCA is working with Summit representatives to coordinate the event.
As of September 1, 2011 there are only 78 members of the House (the Caucus is for House members only) that have joined the Pediatric Cancer Caucus. Increasing the membership of the Caucus will aid bipartisan support for its efforts including:
You've been spreading awareness for three years to the world; now it's time to tell our government that it too needs to step up to the plate. We can even see the progress of your efforts by looking at the list in a couple months!
Thanks for all you do.
PS - please post below if you are planning on attending!