Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer is the advocacy action network of the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. We provide information and resources to help you become an advocate for children with cancer and survivors.
Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer gives a voice to the vast network of volunteers, donors, and participants involved in the work of the St. Baldrick's Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, second only to the U.S. government. Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer is a natural next step to the mission of the St. Baldrick's Foundation—funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and giving survivors long and healthy lives.
Join Speak Up for Kids Cancer and receive information about childhood cancer issues, alerts when your help is needed most, and tips on communicating with your elected officials.
Because Congress’ actions can impact the lives of kids with cancer and survivors. Important childhood cancer legislation is now before Congress. One bill could affect the programs available to childhood cancer survivors. Another bill could approve a federal study to examine any barriers to developing new pediatric oncology drugs. Congress’ action on appropriations will set the level of research funding available to the National Cancer Institute, and in turn, childhood cancer research.
Send personalized messages to your members of Congress. Urge them to support public policies to improve the lives of kids with cancer and survivors.
Meet with your members of Congress when they are in their district office, hosting Town Hall Meetings, or when you visit Washington, DC. Invite members of Congress and their staffers to your St. Baldrick’s event.
Sequester cuts continue to slash funds for research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). That’s why it’s important for St. Baldrick’s Foundation supporters to contact key members of Congress now.
The new Congressional Budget Conference Committee is charged with developing a federal budget plan and priorities by December 13. This committee could vote to eliminate the sequester cuts that slashed $1.5 billion for NIH and $250 million for NCI earlier this year and stop additional cuts set for next year.Read more »
Please ask your members of Congress to cosponsor legislation that 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 bills reauthorize and update legislation passed unanimously by Congress in 2008 that expires on September 30th (end of the federal fiscal year).Read more »
A “Frequently Asked Questions” document available for advocates to review before reaching out to Congress.Read more »
The official statement that was sent to each Congressional office.Read more »
This new law seeks to address many of the nation’s healthcare concerns, including the shortage of new drugs for children with cancer.Read more »