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ADVOCACY

We need your help in advocating for children with cancer and their families across the state! Whether your family has been impacted by childhood cancer firsthand, or you just have a big heart, we are always looking for more advocates to help spread awareness and lend their voice to the cause.

Why is Advocacy Important?

Approximately 1 in every 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday.
Two-thirds of all childhood cancer survivors develop late effects from treatment that make it harder to learn and thrive.
On average, more than 350 children across Virginia's communities are diagnosed with cancer each year.
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Join ASK's Advocate Community

Join ASK's Advocate Community

It is vital that children with cancer receive the support that they need to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

 

Since we started on this path in 2018, our advocacy efforts have grown from just a few voices into an inspiring community of advocates from across Virginia.

Our goal is to educate and engage our elected officials to champion policies and programs that will improve the lives of children with cancer across our state.

Your insight on the impact of childhood cancer helps elected officials understand why support is a MUST for our kids. Join us!

Sign up for advocacy emails and receive:

  • Updates on childhood cancer issues and advocacy efforts in Virginia

  • Invitation to participate in Virginia’s Childhood Cancer Advocacy Day

Our Success

Thanks to the tireless efforts of our advocates across the state, children with cancer were included in the 2022 state budget for the first time in Virginia’s history. Our collective work resulted in a new education support navigator program at each of the Commonwealth’s five primary pediatric cancer treatment centers.

 

These navigators are serving as a bridge between a child’s medical and school teams, helping them get back to school with the support that they need to be successful.

Our Advocacy Partners

Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

Carilion Children's

Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU

Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters

Inova Schar Cancer Institute

UVA Children's Hospital

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