September 10, 2015

Reach for the STAR

Day 10: Step Up and Into the Political Arena

On 07/29/2015, the bipartisan, bicameral Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act was introduced to benefit children with cancer, children living with cancer, and children who have survived cancer. I would even argue that this benefits families whose children have died from childhood cancer as it supports innovative, less toxic, effective treatments, funding of pediatric clinical research, and access to treatment issues; these families can be a part of ensuring that other parents, families don’t face the same catastrophic outcome. Because at the end of the day, families who have faced this disease only want the best for every child and family who comes behind them.

Press Releases:

Senate Press Release regarding the STAR act and the House Press Release regarding the STAR act can be found by clicking on the links provided.

STAR: Text of the Legislation <<CLICK HERE>>

STAR: Section by Section <<CLICK HERE>>


Survivors, may we answer the call to Step Up to lend our support to this legislation and rejoice that survivorship is even addressed as a part of it. To follow are links to assist you in obtaining contact information for your US Senators and Congressmen:

U. S. Senate

U. S. House of Representatives 

Finally, the telephone number for the congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121: just saying.



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