Advocacy

St. Baldrick’s Joins Cancer Moonshot Summit in D.C.

by St. Baldrick's Foundation
June 29, 2016

Today, we’re joining Vice President Joe Biden and 300 cancer experts in Washington for the Cancer Moonshot Summit, the next step forward in a $1 billion national effort to accelerate cancer research. See how we’re making sure kids with cancer are part of the conversation.

Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C.

When President Obama announced a “moonshot” to cure cancer at the beginning of the year, we were proud to stand behind this national effort to conquer cancer once and for all.

Today, we’re making sure kids with cancer are a part of that effort.

Danielle Leach, our Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, is attending Vice President Biden’s day-long Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C. She joins 300 researchers, advocates, and cancer experts as they plan the next steps forward in this movement to end cancer as we know it.

She’ll be lending her voice on behalf of kids with cancer, making sure they are at the table.

She’ll also lend the expertise of our researchers. We surveyed all researchers, past and present, resulting in 275 responses with recommendations for the moonshot initiative. Danielle will be armed with these results, and her personal experience with childhood cancer, as she works to move childhood cancer to the forefront of the conversation.

We applaud Vice President Biden for the spirit of collaboration at the core of this initiative. We know that the best — and fastest — way to get results is by working together, and we’re proud to be representing kids in this united effort to defeat cancer forever.

Kids need real results, now. Join our advocacy network, Speak Up for Kids’ Cancer, and find out how you can help create change for kids with cancer right from home.

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