We are looking ahead to CureSearch's June 22-23 trip to Washington D.C. We REALLY need to have ALL states represented and there are still a few that have no representation. This means that nobody goes to the Senators and Congressional leaders in these states to ask them to help us in our efforts to acquire more funding for childhood cancer research. We need you! If you live in any of the states listed below, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org )and I will put you in contact with Kate Shafer who is the Director of Advocacy for CureSearch. She will explain the specifics to you. You can also read about the event and have some of your questions answered at: email@example.com The trip will be quick (unless you choose to stay longer and enjoy D.C.) and rewarding for those who go.
For those of you who have never gone to D.C., I am telling you it is an awesome feeling. Those of us who have lost our children to cancer or have children who fought and are here but left with long term side effects, I urge you to go. It is a very empowering feeling going and being the voice for our heroic cancer kids, and they deserve more voices. I have been told over and over (from representatives) that funding isn't being given to childhood cancer because kids don't vote so it doesn't help a political leader to direct the funds there. As sick as that is, it's true. They have told me multiple times that it is vital that I keep coming back to D.C. to be the kids' voice since the kids can't do it. I am honored to do this, but I can only represent my home state of California. We need people from the states listed below to step up and be a team leader with us. The states that aren't listed below have a representative already, but we could use more. Everyone is welcome to come! If you are interested in going and your state is not listed below, please email me anyways. I promise you, it will feel so good to speak up for our cancer kids! It feels like we are fighting back at cancer which makes us less victimized. That feels good! Let's not take what cancer is doing to our kids lying down! Let's fight for their right together while meeting other amazing parents/advocates at the same time. Please consider joining us in D.C. in June! This will be my 5th trip to Washington D.C. in a year, and I look forward the the many more trips I will make to D.C. to speak up for our cancer kids. Let's honor our cancer heros together by being their voice in D.C.
The States where we need team leaders are:
North and South Dakota