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.
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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!
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
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU
Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
UVA Children's Hospital