Today! 6-11 #AngelsStadium #KatherineTheBrave #HRes586

June 11, 2016 Los Angeles CA–This Afternoon the Angel Runner hits the pavement of Anaheim to arrive at Angel’s Stadium at approximately 3pm.  She’ll circle three times in memory of Katie King, aka Katherine the Brave, a little 7-yr old girl from Placentia who succumbed to DIPG on 6/6/2016 around 7:30pm in her…

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Relay for Jack: Local Communities come together in support of National DIPG Awareness Week

For immediate release Relay for Jack: Local Communities come together in support of National DIPG Awareness Week May 24, 2016, Santa Clarita, CA—HRes586 was introduced to the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee on January 13, 2016, by Congressman Steve Knight (R-CA-25) the day after the Moonshot Initiative was…

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Letter to President Obama

To President Barack Obama:                                                                                       Thursday May 5, 2016 I had the pleasure of meeting with Fae Jencks in the Office of Science and Technology this last Tuesday regarding an Awareness Resolution currently in the House of Representatives, HRes586, designating the 4th week of May to be National DIPG Awareness Week. …

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What if?

Childhood Cancer Advocacy 101 What if it were your child?  God help you…you’d discover very quickly that the medical research system doesn’t consider your child’s life investment-worthy, that no therapies have been developed for this disease for decades, and that urgency of need and potential years of life lost are…

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200 Mile Activist Run for HRes586 Makes History for DIPG, Childhood Cancer Awareness, and the State of California

For Immediate Release pdf. version April 19, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—Ultra-distance runner and activist for children with cancer Everett Smith of Redlands, CA and Janet Demeter of Jack’s Angels in Agua Dulce, CA team up to promote “Action Days” for HRes586 in support of children currently afflicted with DIPG and…

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“Action Days” coming for Kids on Cancer’s Death Row: HRes586 “Chad and Jack’s DIPG Resolution”

After Jack died I learned that DIPG is responsible for most of the brain tumor deaths in children, so, how many have to die until their lives are worth saving? April 2, 2016 Santa Clarita, CA—The significant rise in awareness for the devastating lack of funding for research into causes…

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New Funding Opportunity in the Kids First Program

Message from NIH to subscriber transmitted by Janet Demeter (JAF) 3-28-2016 Dear Colleague, The Common Fund’s Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research (https://commonfund.nih.gov/KidsFirst) program (Kids First) is developing a data resource for the pediatric research community of well-curated clinical and genetic sequence data that will allow scientists to identify genetic…

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Moonshot

Chad and Jack’s DIPG Resolution and Childhood Cancer; is it relevant? The Resolution is named for Chad Carr of Michigan and Jack Demeter of California, both beloved and perished to DIPG. …this is about making a decision, a decision to not look away, but to acknowledge the relevance of life.…

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