Action Alert: Childhood Cancer STAR Act
UPDATE: On March 22, 2018, The United States Senate passed the STAR Act! Now the legislation moves on to the House for consideration. Please contact your Representative to ask them to pass the STAR Act.
We need your help! Time is running out for Congress to take up The Childhood Cancer Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research (STAR) Act. The STAR Act would expand opportunities for childhood cancer research, improve efforts to identify and track childhood cancer incidences, enhance the quality of life for childhood cancer survivors, and ensure publicly accessible expanded access policies that provide hope for patients who have run out of options. Learn more about the STAR Act here.
The good news is that more than 350 members of the House of Representatives and the Senate have signed on to co-sponsor the legislation. This shows that there is wide, bi-partisan support for the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever introduced in Congress. The bad news is that legislators have yet to take action on the STAR Act.
Take a look at the list of co-sponsors. If your Representative or Senator is on the list, please contact them to thank them for their support.
If your Representative or Senator isn’t on the list, please contact them to ask them to join the hundreds of other legislators who have signed on.
- You can find your Representative’s information using the Directory of Representatives. Not sure who your member of Congress is? You can enter your zip code and find out at https://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep_house?ZIP=.
- Contact information for your Senators can be found at https://www.senate.gov/senators/contact.
With sarcoma representing about 20 percent of all childhood cancer cases, this is an important piece of legislation for the sarcoma community.
Thank you for being an advocate for children with sarcoma and for all children with cancer!