Awareness Forum

The views expressed by our individual Members are theirs alone and do not necessarily represent an endorsed position of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2).

 

Our first Awareness Forum article is written by Bob Piniewski, Founder of People Against Childhood Cancer (PAC2) and father of A.J., who passed away in 2008.

Three words I heard from my pediatric oncologist that still haunt me

Three words I heard from my pediatric oncologist that still haunt me

September 28, 2016 This guest blog post comes to us from CAC2 Member Kayla Funk, a childhood cancer survivor who went on to found an organization called Open Hands Overflowing Hearts, which funds pediatric cancer research. Kayla and her organization will be attending the upcoming CAC2 research conference at CSHL.  The entry first appeared on the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory blog http://labdish.cshl.edu/ Kayla […] Read On »
Curing Childhood Cancer–“My What If?”

Curing Childhood Cancer–“My What If?”

Amber Larkin   |   January 31, 2014 Last fall, Amber Larkin stepped onto the stage for 18 minutes at the TEDx Orlando event in the Winter Garden Theater. Most of those in attendance had no idea that the contents of those 18 minutes would reshape the way they think about cancer forever. Amber’s compelling story of her son, Noah, his battle with […] Read On »
Be A Voice for the Children

Be A Voice for the Children

Mike Gillette   |   January 21, 2014 Tonight, 1/21, at 8 pm ET: Join forces with over 700 organizations and groups by helping launch the powerful short film, “Be a Voice for the Children.” Produced by the Emmy® Award-Winning team at The Truth 365, this 8-minute video features interviews with 15 young cancer fighters who share their fears, frustrations, dreams and goals. They also […] Read On »
The Power of Color

The Power of Color

Tony Stoddard   |   November 12, 2013 There are four boxes in this picture; each box contains colors, a pink box, a green box, a rainbow colored box, and a gold box. When I asked people what the pink box meant to them most answered, “breast cancer” When I asked about the green box a great deal of people said, “The environment […] Read On »
NCI Funding: more lies, damn lies and statistics…

NCI Funding: more lies, damn lies and statistics…

Bob Piniewski   |   August 25, 2013 The recent post on the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Cancer Research and Pediatric Cancer-Related Activities Report discussed NCI’s response to a direct statement from Congress saying “intensify pediatric cancer research” and a direct question from Congress asking for a report “on the actions it has taken to implement the research-specific portions of the Caroline Pryce […] Read On »

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