*Rock Against Cancer's music therapy programs will be featured on the Stand Up 2 Cancer online magazine throughout the month along with an Op-Ed piece by PAC2 founder and a piece about three young people currently in treatment check http://www.standup2cancer.org/magazine
In Jan 2009 PAC2 succeeded in having its question on “Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer” included in the Citizen’s Briefing Book presented to the incoming President. We’ve followed up with written letters and emails. He gets 10 to 15,000 emails and letters every day.
But...he only gets 1,000 faxes a day.....so....
One day...one Time....let’s double that number, triple that number....we can stand out, be heard, if we all do it together!
Let’s simply fax the President and ask for a September ceremony in the Rose Garden honoring children during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. All on ONE day. All together.
When – September 3, 2009 – all day
What - A short note faxed to 202-456-2461.
Dear Mr. President:
As the father of a childhood cancer victim I am writing to request that you hold a ceremony in the Rose Garden in honor of September National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Every year 12,500 children are diagnosed with cancer, and it is the leading cause of death by disease for children before age 20. 1 in 300 children are diagnosed with cancer before age 20 yet funding and awareness is woefully inadequate. This is not a ‘special interest group’; our community is large enough that our question on Increased Funding for Childhood Cancer was included in the Citizen’s Briefing Book presented to you by your Transition Team, question #5 in Health Care.
The awareness resulting from a ceremony would be a wonderful way to show your commitment to our future; our children. It would be an appropriate time to demonstrate that commitment by announcing full funding of the Carolyn Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act. Thank you.
Please visit the sites mentioned for articles, radio shows and take a few minutes to fax President Obama! Your help will help us Reach the Day when all children will survive their cancer diagnosis.
Thanks as always for your support,