Fight For Children's Cancer Research Funding Brings Hundreds to Capitol Hill Rally
WHAT: Children with cancer and their families from across the country ask Congress to help "Reach the Day" when every child with cancer is guaranteed a cure at the 10th Annual CureSearch for Children's Cancer "Reach the Day" event.
WHEN: Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 9:00-9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Taft Memorial Park (Corner of Louisiana and Constitution Avenues)
WHO: Hundreds of children, families, friends, medical professionals. Featured speakers:
WHY: In 2008, Congress passed the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act, named after former Congresswoman Pryce's daughter, who died at age 9 of neuroblastoma. The bill authorized up to $30 million annually in additional funding for children's cancer, but none of the research funding has been appropriated. Families from around the country are coming to Washington to ask Congress to fully fund this bill - and continue other federal funding for children's cancer research.
CureSearch for Children's Cancer (www.curesearch.org) funds and supports the lifesaving, collaborative research of the Children's Oncology Group, the world's largest cooperative pediatric cancer research organization, which treats 90% of children with cancer in the United States. By supporting the Children's Oncology Group at more than 230 hospitals in North America and around the world, CureSearch enables children with cancer to receive world-class expertise at a hospital close to home.
CONTACT: Laurie Ann Phillips, CureSearch for Children's Cancer, +1-240-235-2201 (work), +1-301-379-9252 (cell)
/PRNewswire-USNewswire -- June 9/
-- Former Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R-OH) -- Representative Joe Sestak (D-PA-07), co-chair, Pediatric Cancer Caucus (invited) -- Representative Michael McCaul (R-TX-10), co-chair, Pediatric Cancer Caucus (invited)
SOURCE CureSearch for Children's Cancer
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