Meet Nicole, our summer intern

As an undergraduate student at the College of Saint Benedict and St. John’s University, I have had the opportunity to experience life in the small farm town of St. Joseph, Minnesota, engage in a diverse set of classes at two private liberal arts colleges, and gain educational opportunities outside the bounds of Minnesota from professors and staff.

Though it was not the path I had originally intended taking in college, I found myself double majoring in biochemistry and political science by the end of my sophomore year, with a goal of one day becoming a pediatric oncologist.

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STAR Act Becomes Law: $30 million per year authorized to combat childhood cancer

President Donald Trump signed the Childhood Cancer STAR Act into law yesterday, June 5th, authorizing $30 million annually from 2019-2023 for programs and research to combat childhood cancer through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

Now, we move on to the next step in the process:  securing full funding for the STAR Act. Please join us in thanking Congress for passing STAR and in requesting that the authorized funding be fully appropriated.

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Visit the Hope Portal today!

We’re excited to share a new way for families to find the resources offered by Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy – and hundreds of other childhood cancer nonprofits! We join the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer in inviting you to visit the Hope Portal, a first-of-its-kind community directory of curated childhood cancer family support organizations.

Please take a moment to visit the Hope Portal today and share it with any families you know who may be seeking new resources to aid in their childhood cancer journey.

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Meet Melissa: College Scholar, Cancer Survivor & Medical Student

We're so pleased to shine a spotlight Melissa Peace, one of our newly-announced 2018 College Scholars. Congratulations on your scholarship, Melissa!

The College Scholars Program is a Children's Cause initiative new to 2018, slated to be an annual program. We received a competitive slate of impressive survivor applicants for this inaugural class of Scholars and it was incredibly challenging to select just two! College Scholars receive a $2,000 academic scholarship and agree to complete a project of their choosing related to childhood cancer advocacy. 

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WATERSHED MOMENT: Congress passes the STAR Act!

BREAKING NEWS: The House of Representatives just passed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act now heads to President Trump to be signed into law!

We thank our champions on Capitol Hill for leading the way toward this huge milestone for our community, and we thank each and every one of you who've reached out to your Members of Congress over the past few months -- and years!

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May is Cancer Research Month

Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease among children and adolescents in the United States. Although substantial progress has been made in the treatment of several types of childhood cancer over the past five decades, progress against other types has been limited.

With your help, we can continue to make our children with cancer a priority for research funding during Cancer Research Month and all year long.

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