The Children Need You To Sign

 

TheTruth365 movement is petitioning the United States government for an increase in federal funding for childhood cancer research.  As it is, cancer is the #1 leading cause of death by disease in children, more than muscular dystrophy, AIDS, or any other disease.  Cancer kills more than 2,500 children every year, and over 13,500 will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days.  This numbers are significant (I think even one child is too many…  It’s the 21st century, 2012 is more than half over, and yet we are still stuck in the 1980s as far as childhood cancer research goes), but obviously not significant enough to warrant the attention of the whole nation.  Well, guess what?  That is just too bad.  The lives of children will not be put on hold until the government gets their priorities together.  The time to wake up was yesterday, a long ago yesterday.

Please click on the word “petitioning” above and sign TheTruth365 petition!  Our goal is 1,000,000 signatures.  This petition is TheTruth365 own.  It is not part of change.org or anything like that.  I believe we can do this if people just signed.  This is what you are signing…  all it says:

I, the undersigned, support an increase in pediatric cancer funding by the National Cancer Institute with the goal of eliminating cancer as a threat to all children.

As it is, the government just gives less than 4% of the $3 billion allocated for medical research to childhood cancer.  Less than 4%!  And there are twelve different types of childhood cancer (including bone cancers, brain cancers, leukemias, hepatoblastoma, lymphomas, neuroblastoma, retinoblastoma, rhabdoid tumors, sarcomas, and Wilm’s Tumor), and 4% of $3 billion is barely enough to find cures for even one of them.  So, you see, there is a dire need for change, and the time for that change is NOW.  Did you know that the National Cancer Institute is taxpayer-funded?  Well, duh, right?  So why aren’t the children more of a priority to us than a choice?  I know they are a priority for me.  I have said it before, and I will say it again.  Children are the hope of the future.  Without them, there is no future.  And for the past 30 years, cancer has been wreaking havoc, killing  more than 76,650 kids and drastically changing the lives of many more.  I know it changed my life.

Imagine for a moment, a world where cancer does not exist.  Isn’t it nice?  Let’s make it a reality.  I signed this petition yesterday.  Will you sign it today?  Thank you and God bless you!

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