American Childhood Cancer Organization, CEO Ruth Hoffman

The gold ribbon and the childhood cancer awareness movement started with a few good moms (and dads) in the 1970s…  Ruth Hoffman, CEO of the American Childhood Cancer Organization, walks us through the journey to today and Amazon’s million gold ribbon boxes!  “Still, there’s a long way to go…” says …

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Annette and the Carson Leslie Foundation Host the Golden Toast

Annette Leslie is a mom who has been through the harrowing experience of losing her son to medulloblastoma in 2010. His extraordinary life and character inspired the Carson Leslie Foundation’s inception that same year, in Dallas Texas, and launched her into a world of advocacy for children with cancer, pediatric …

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Mom in the Midst

A warning to listeners:  this contains emotionally sensitive material.  CCTR interviews Judith Jaimes Contreras, mom to Ruben who is suffering through the progression of DIPG, a deadly pediatric brain tumor. She candidly shares the reality that hundreds of other families in the US are facing right now: the challenge of …

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McCaul, Van Hollen, Speier Childhood Cancer Bill Passes U.S. House

From the website of Congressman Michael McCaul, https://mccaul.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/mccaul-van-hollen-speier-childhood-cancer-bill-passes-us-house Dec 6, 2016 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, co-chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, Congressmen Michael McCaul (TX-10) and Chris Van Hollen (MD-08), and incoming co-chair Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14), applaud the U.S. House passage of H.R. 3381, Childhood Cancer STAR Act. The …

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SOS American Children Dying Daily #CureDIPG

November 13, 2016 Re:  SOS; American Children Dying Daily #CureDIPG #JacksAngels DIPG Report                Letter to President Obama 9/6/2016   H.Res.586 To the Honorable President-Elect Trump and his Staff: I write to you with great hope in my heart that indeed the change you represent …

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Make It Better Agent, Ann Graham

CCTR interviews Ann Graham, founder and CEO of MIB Agents, an organization devoted to making the lives of children and young people with osteosarcoma better. A groundbreaking conference, FACTOR, is scheduled for 2/24-25 of 2017 including experts, clinicians, patients, and families of children who have perished or who are currently …

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CAC2 Members Reflections on the National Cancer Moonshot Summit

August 1, 2016  https://cac2.org/cac2-members-reflections-national-cancer-moonshot-summit/ CAC2 member David Frazer (National Pediatric Cancer Foundation) “The Moonshot Summit was an event that gathered the principals within the oncology industry under the inspirational leadership of Vice President Biden.   In my opinion, all politics aside, Mr. Biden portrayed the type of leadership necessary to conduct …

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