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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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Childhood Cancer Action Days 2018 is Here!

On Tuesday, April 24th, over 200 advocates from 37 states will be hitting the Hill to advocate on behalf of kids with cancer and their families.

The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research (STAR) Act, the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever taken up by Congress, passed the Senate in March. Now we are calling on the House to follow suit so we can get this life-saving legislation signed into law. You can amplify the impact of our meeting messages with phone calls and social media posts from home! (Use hashtags #STARAct and #StepUp)

Here is how you can participate:

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Tips for Town Halls while Congress is in Recess

Through the first full week of April. If you're interested in meeting with your Congressional representatives about childhood cancer issues - or anything else - these district work periods are ideal times to find your Senators and Representative somewhere near you!

If you'd like to meet with your Member of Congress while they're home next week to share your childhood cancer story, here's a good place to start: CCCA's Guide to Congressional District Office Visits...

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A victory for our kids: STAR passes Senate!

We're so thrilled to share with you this good news from Capitol Hill: The U.S. Senate unanimously passed the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced!

We thank our champions in the Senate for leading the way toward this huge milestone for our community, especially the original sponsors of the Childhood Cancer STAR Act(S.292), Senators Jack Reed (RI), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Chris Van Hollen (MD) and Johnny Isakson (GA)...

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