Childhood cancer is often hard to talk about. Whenever people share the stories of their children, or their own experiences with a pediatric brain tumor, I get motivated to do more. And that’s why when it comes to raising awareness for childhood cancer in September, and pediatric brain tumors (benign of malignant) especially, I’m proud to say that there are things we can do in the brain tumor community that both raise awareness and help us strike a blow against childhood cancer.
NBTS was among the writers, and advocated for the introduction of, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act. The Act would help stimulate more effective pediatric brain tumor research and lead to better treatments that extend life and improve patients’ quality of life. You can read more about it here. You can also urge your members of Congress to sign on as co-sponsor using this form. Together, we can urge a bipartisan effort to help children, regardless of their cancer diagnosis.
Our pediatric initiatives are in full swing this year, and we’ll be sharing our latest steps throughout the month. You can click on the icon in this post to download a social media profile pic that you can use on Twitter, Facebook, and other platforms to show your support. We’ll also be regularly updating our Childhood Cancer Awareness Month page with useful links, info snaps, and other tools to help you raise awareness and actively fight in the name of pediatric brain tumor research.
While you’re at it, come out to one of our events in Silicon Valley, Orange County, or Long Island this month. Stand with us, share your story, and help us change the course of pediatric brain tumor research and drug development. Let’s Go Gold for Grey.
Digital Communications Manager, NBTS