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.
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 »
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 »
Stay updated on childhood cancer advocacy issues by joining Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer.
The congressional appropriations process is underway, as a federal budget for fiscal year 2015 takes shape.Read more »
Registration for the 2014 Childhood Cancer Action Days in Washington, D.C., is now available. Space is limited, so please register today!
The two-day annual event, sponsored by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer includes issues and advocacy training, and pre-arranged Capitol Hill visits with members of Congress and staff.Read more »