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In June the childhood cancer community showed that it will continue to work together and demonstrated just that at two major events — The Alliance for Childhood Cancer held the 2nd Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days in Washington DC and the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer held its Inaugural meeting, also in DC!
On June 18, 2013, more than 150 childhood cancer patients, survivors, families, and advocates stormed Capitol Hill for the 2013 Childhood Cancer Action Day to meet with members of Congress and their staffs and share their support for important childhood cancer legislation. Action Day is coordinated by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer. No matter where you are in the country, we hope you will join this effort for children with cancer by sending a message to your members of Congress (and ask your family, friends, and colleagues to do the same). Join the advocates and encourage members of Congress to:
Co-sponsor the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act Reauthorization in the House and Senate;
Co-sponsor the Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act, H.R. 2058, in the House;
Increase appropriations for the National Cancer Institute and the lifesaving childhood cancer research it funds.