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Create Healthier Lives for Childhood Cancer Survivors

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The Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy (CCCA), founded in 1999 as The Children’s Cause, Inc., was established to take a leadership role in advocacy and training on national issues affecting childhood cancer.

About the Petition

An estimated 13,500 youths under the age of 20 are diagnosed with cancer every year, and as many as two-thirds who survive are likely to experience at least one late effect of treatment, including issues linked to the brain, endocrine system, or several other vulnerable areas. However, the U.S. doesn’t have a coordinated model for care, leading many survivors to die later in their lives; patients in impoverished areas are even more likely to be affected.

H.R. 2058 — the Childhood Cancer Survivors’ Quality of Life Act — seeks to improve the lives of these cancer survivors and their families. It will create pilot programs to develop and strengthen models for childhood cancer care, and design comprehensive, long-term follow-up services for survivors.

Kids with cancer will always be at a higher risk for illness, so it’s time to create a united effort to protect them. Stand with Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy and urge Congress to pass this bill.

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To: U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate

To provide sufficient care for childhood cancer survivors, you need to pass H.R. 2058.

There are currently 360,000 survivors of pediatric cancer, but we still don’t have a national system in place for their care and psychological treatment. H.R. 2058 will create a model for treatment and long-term services for those with chronic illness in adulthood.

We can’t let young cancer survivors suffer life-threatening effects later in life. Honor the call of Children’s Cause Cancer Advocacy and pass H.R. 2058.

Sincerely,
[Your name here]

Action Updates

  • 08 May 2015

    Goal Reached!

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    Stephanie Cormier
    Dallas, TX
    5 hours ago
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    Toni Arias
    Salinas, CA
    7 hours ago
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    Anonymous
    Hartford, CT
    11 hours ago
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    Telaya Jackson
    Baltimore, MD
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    Jeanne Davenport
    Long Beach, CA
    12 hours ago
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    Noah Tenney
    Oakland, CA
    13 hours ago
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    Donna De Nise
    Holly, MI
    15 hours ago
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    Lynn Sobota
    Blair, NE
    15 hours ago
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    Patricia Long
    San Diego, CA
    19 hours ago
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    Nate Mega
    Providence, RI
    20 hours ago
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    Mary Meehan
    Los Angeles, CA
    22 hours ago
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    Helen Tanguis
    Baton Rouge, LA
    1 day ago
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    Rose Decarie
    Canada
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    Becky Light
    North Pole, AK
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