Mariah Forster Olson, an ACS CAN Ambassador Constituent Team Lead (ACT Lead), traveled to Washington, D.C. this week to share her story as a childhood cancer survivor and to advocate on behalf of other patients and survivors during the 2019 Childhood Cancer Action Days.
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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: An Opportunity to Reflect on Accomplishments, Set Sights on the Future
ACS CAN is once again joining patients, families, caretakers and other public health advocacy organizations in recognizing September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
ACS CAN staff, volunteers, childhood cancer patients, survivors and their parents joined forces with the Alliance for Childhood Cancer (Alliance) advocates last month for the Alliance’s seventh annual Legislative Action Day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Missouri Deputy ACT Lead Allison Johnson shares her experience as a childhood cancer survivor and advocate for the childhood cancer community in a guest blog.
Last week was Childhood Cancer Action Day in Washington, D.C., where ACS CAN volunteer Heather Adler and her daughter, Abby, urged their members of Congress to increase funding for childhood cancer research. This guest blog post is from Heather, detailing their experience advocating on behalf of cancer patients.
September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month; a time when we specifically recognize how this disease impacts the youngest and most vulnerable among us.
Osteosarcoma survivor Ian Lock and his mom, Kay take us on their journey from Ian's five-year post-treatment appointment in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Capitol Hill, where they joined childhood cancer advocates from across the country for the 2016 Childhood Cancer Action Day.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month a month dedicated to honoring youth who have battled cancer and highlighting the work that needs to be done to prevent and treat cancer, while improving the quality of life of patients and survivors.
According to a new edition of the ACS CAN report How Do You Measure Up? released today, most state legislatures are missing opportunities to enact laws and policies that could not only save lives, but also generate new revenue and long-term health care savings.
We're grateful that President Obama signed a presidential proclamation naming September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, focusing national efforts to combat this devastating disease.