Posts tagged policy
Calling all advocates -- to the states!

There’s no shortage of issues that need fixing and the first instinct for many childhood cancer advocates is to look to Washington.  But many issues affecting children with cancer and their families are best addressed, with more impact, at the state and local level.  

Fortunately, there are scores of childhood cancer advocates working in state capitals, pushing for better treatments, access and care for patients, families and survivors.  Unfortunately, they’re often working alone or with limited resources.  To support those advocates, Children’s Cause has launched a state advocacy program offering “air cover” and coordination to those working in their state capitals…

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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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