We're focused this spring on planting the seeds that will grow in the coming months into a new program with strong roots called the Kids Action Network. Members of KAN will receive tools and training to become engaged and effective advocates in Washington, in local communities, and online.
To help grow this program, we've spent some time this month talking about the power of mobilizing advocates to work together in pursuit of our shared mission of achieving a day when every child with cancer can live a long and healthy life:
- CURE Magazine profiled our work through the lens of one family advocating on behalf of their daughter, a three-year-old survivor of a rare and typically fatal brain tumor: "Children's Cause Gives Families a Voice in Pediatric Cancer Policy Debates."
- The Huffington Post Parents Blog asked their readers to think about the terrifying reality of childhood cancer in a piece titled "Childhood Cancer - How You Can Help." The post linked to our STAR Act action alert, bringing brand-new supporters to our cause and new voices to Congressional offices. Thank you, HuffPo!
- Also this month, our CEO George Dahlman appeared on Childhood Cancer Talk Radio to discuss some of the current policy issues in Washington and the power of collaboration in the childhood cancer community. A 45-second clip of the radio show is below, and you can find the full podcast on the Childhood Cancer Talk Radio website. We thank Janet Demeter of Jack's Angels Foundation for the opportunity to invite her listeners to join our grassroots network.
We have exciting plans in store for the Kids Action Network, and we are grateful for these opportunities to invite more passionate people to join our growing ranks of childhood cancer champions.
Sign up now and you'll be among the first to know when this program officially launches!