ASK ME WHY IT’S NOT OKAY?

 

Our weekend in Washington DC began with important meetings with  USA government officials from Congress, The White House, National Institute of Health, National Cancer Institute and Department of Defense.

 

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CAC2 President Vickie Banger addressing Childhood Cancer Advocates and Congressional Leaders

 

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Representatives McCaul and Van Holland

CUREFEST 2014 did an excellent job making sure parents, grandparents, siblings and survivors had several opportunities to engage, socialize and share their stories. It was an emotional time for all of us. We sang Amazing Grace while we lit the White House Gold!

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NATIONAL ANGEL QUILT

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IMAGINE 800 PEOPLE STANDING BEFORE THE WHITE HOUSE WHILE SINGING AMAZING GRACE…HOW SWEET THE SOUND..

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ON SUNDAY, WE MET AT THE NATIONAL MALL (BETWEEN CAPITAL HILL AND THE WASHINGTON MEMORIAL) TO SPEND A DAY REMEMBERING AND HONORING OUR CHILDREN THROUGH MUSIC, INSPIRATIONAL SPEECHES, TEARS AND APPLAUSE. I THINK YOU WILL AGREE THAT THE FOLLOWING PHOTOS TELL THE STORY BETTER THAN WORDS.

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ALL PARENTS WHO LOST A CHILD WERE GIVEN AN ENVELOPE CONTAINING A LIVE BUTTERFLY TO RELEASE!
SURVIVORS WERE HONORED!

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THIS DAD CAME BY HIMSELF TO REMEMBER HIS CHILD.
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THE BABERS SHAVED THEIR HEADS TO HONOR OF THEIR GRANDCHILD.
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THIS YOUNG LADY LOST HER LEG TO OSTEOSARCOMA
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MRS MILLER, WHO LOST HER DAUGHTER GABRIELLA TO CANCER, PROCLAIMS “IT IS NOT OKAY” THAT OUR CHILDREN SHOULD DIE FROM THIS HORRIBLE DISEASE!
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SO MANY TEE SHIRTS, SO MANY MESSAGES…
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THIS MOM SHAVED HER HEAD TO HONOR HER CHILD, A SURVIVOR!!!
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PEOPLE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER
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ORGANIZATIONS SHARING IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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STEVE WITH FELLOW SURVIVOR

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