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 »
This September, the childhood cancer community took Washington, D.C., by storm. From the halls of Congress to the White House, childhood cancer was a part of the conversation.
The flow of information was substantial. It was the beginning of a dialogue with government leaders to move childhood cancer from the back burner to the forefront of initiatives.Read more »
An advocate is not just someone who writes to Congress, calls their Congressional office, or meets with legislators. An advocate is also someone who organizes an event, or tells their story at a school, or gets their friends involved in raising funds for research. An advocate is a person who tells people why they shaved their head and helps teach the broader community about childhood cancer.Read more »
A coordinated community effort is underway to storm Congress — on foot and online. Childhood cancer organizations throughout the country are joining together, and we’re going to send Congress a message:
Step up more funding for childhood cancer research.Read more »