The objective of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is to spotlight childhood cancer and survivorship issues related to childhood cancer nationally. CureSearch is dedicated to leading the way in advocacy and fundraising for childhood cancer research and awareness.
What CureSearch is doing in advocacy to support increased funding for research:
- This year, CureSearch worked with the Senate and House to introduce the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act of 2006 (S.2393/ H.R.4927). If passed, the bill will authorize $20 million annually over five years for pediatric cancer research. CureSearch is working to increase the number of co-sponsors to support the bill.
- CureSearch submitted requests to Congress to support pediatric cancer research projects through the appropriations process. This September, Congress is considering the appropriations bills. CureSearch is working to encourage funding for the pediatric cancer research projects.
- This June, the House passed the Childhood Cancer Resolution (H.Res.323) supporting efforts to increase childhood cancer awareness, treatment, and research. CureSearch worked to help pass the Senate version of the Childhood Cancer Resolution (S.Res.560) this September 7th in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.
- CureSearch encourages efforts throughout the country to raise awareness about childhood cancer and the importance of research. This month, many families have worked in their hometowns and states to obtain a Proclamation for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
In support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we here at OMC are asking for card donations to send to the children of Utah who are struggling with Childhood Cancer. If you are interested in helping us with this project, please send your cards to:
Oh My Crafts
Attn: Kelsey Long
1499 West 105 North
Orem, Utah 84057
Please send your cards before Friday, September 23rd.
Here's some information about where we are going to donate the cards:
The Hunstman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah
Center for Children
Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) Center for Children's Cancer Research’s mission is to increase the understanding of childhood cancers with the goal of developing better ways to diagnose and treat these diseases.
The HCI Center for Children's Cancer Research is committed to providing the best care, diagnosis, and treatment for patients throughout the Intermountain West, bringing hope to young people with cancer and their families. Being part of this program means not only receiving benefits of the latest scientific research and leading medical care, but also getting the emotional and psychological support needed to cope with a childhood cancer diagnosis.
Thanks for your support ~