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.
The bipartisan bill:
The bill honors the daughter of former Representative Deborah Pryce (R-OH), Caroline Pryce Walker, who lost her battle against neuroblastoma at age nine. The bill was originally scheduled to expire last September. However, due to the federal sequester this did not occur.Read more »
The Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus, based in the U.S. House of Representatives, the Caucus helps members of Congress work together on childhood cancer issues. The bipartisan Caucus is open to Democrats and Republicans and is co-chaired by (founder) Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD).
The Caucus raises awareness about childhood cancer and works to prevent the pain, suffering and long-term effects of childhood cancers, and ultimately, to eliminate cancer as a threat to all children.Read more »
Now is the perfect time to talk with our 114th Congress about the current funding crisis for pediatric cancer research — the National Cancer Institute (NCI) budget is once again receiving funding levels far below the levels we know are needed to find the necessary cures and treatments for childhood cancer.Read more »
Our very own Danielle Leach stepped in front of the Senate Cancer Coalition this month to tell her personal story and emphasize the need for more funding for childhood cancer in the National Cancer Institute’s bypass budget. “While it was certainly intimidating, to speak a room full of senators and senior staff, I know that sharing our stories is the only way to get the necessary resources from Congress to tackle childhood cancer,” Danielle said. Here’s what she had to say.Read more »
On December 9, leaders from a host of childhood cancer organizations gathered in Washington, D.C. The assembled leaders of the childhood cancer community met to conduct the essential work necessary to advance our cause of creating better treatments and cures for childhood cancer.Read more »