ACTION ALERT: After months of working closely with our champions on the Hill, the childhood cancer community recently secured a big victory with the introduction of the bipartisan Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access & Research (STAR) Act of 2015.
Now it's your turn to act: If any of your Members of Congress are on the map below, please take a moment to thank them for co-sponsoring this important legislation. If not, let's get them on board!
The STAR Act is sweeping childhood cancer legislation that includes provisions the Children's Cause has championed for years and helped strengthen for this new bill. Notably, the legislation features improved survivorship language and expanded research opportunities.
We are right in the middle of August recess, when Members of Congress typically have a little more time to tune in to what constituents are saying. So it's a great time to learn more and then take action!
This legislation is the result of many years of hard work from our Congressional champions, our community at large, and this organization. Its proposals are grounded in solid data, smart analysis, and a robust roundtable process that achieved community consensus on top policy priorities.
We're proud of this legislation -- it can mean real change for children with cancer. You'll be hearing more from us about the STAR Act in the coming weeks and months, and we'll be asking you to #StepUp and engage with us as we head into September (Childhood Cancer Awareness Month). Stay tuned!