Championing The Creating Hope Act was a wonderful example of the democratic process, in which people across the political spectrum came together to express their hopes that better drugs could be developed to cure our sickest children. It was an example of Members of Congress responding with innovative legislation to create a chance for our children with serious diseases to live longer, healthier lives.
Thank you. Without you, we could not have achieved passage of the Creating Hope Act.
Please read the stories of families who support the Creating Hope Act.
We have already made great strides in making transformative changes to fight a serious deficit in pediatric cancer drug development. Kids fighting cancer are on a long and grueling journey. In our Thank You Book, Vol. 2 we want to thank you for fighting for these children so that others in the future do not have to experience what they have.
In 2017, we achieved a huge victory — the U.S. Congress passed the RACE for Children Act, requiring companies developing cancer targeted therapies for adults to also develop the drugs for children. We have been working on the RACE for Children Act since 2013. We asked kids — kids with cancer, and brothers and sisters — to come to Capitol Hill to tell their stories, some of which we are sharing through this book.
Do you have a story?
Your story is important. Help us raise awareness about the need for pediatric cancer research.