“Step Up: More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research”

Today is Day 1 of The Childhood cancer community’s address to Congress, “Step Up: More Funding for Childhood Cancer Research”. It is a 7 day campaign that will end in “Childhood Cancer Action Day” where childhhood cancer advocates will discuss the impotant issues with their congressional district. Help us to increase the NCI appropriations and reauthorize “The Caroline Pryce Walker Act” by joining th SoundOff campaign at http://www.soundoffatcongress.org/nY2f

The Caroline Pryce Walker Childhood Cancer Reauthorization Act will help kids with cancer by expanding research, improving the tracking of childhood cancer cases by state registries, and funding a federal study to examine barriers to developing new pediatric oncology drugs. The bipartisan Act is sponsored by Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), co-chairs of the Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus.

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