Celebrating a Milestone: 15 Years of Policy Progress

The Children's Cause Blog

Today we’re very pleased to have comments from Susan L. Weiner, PhD, the founder and president of the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy.


susanweiner-headshot-cropThis month marks the 15th anniversary year of the Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy. It’s a milestone that we’ll be celebrating all year, but I want to take a moment to say why I started this organization.

I founded the Children’s Cause in 1999 to give voice to the concerns of childhood cancer patients, survivors and their families and to empower them to take leadership roles as national childhood cancer advocates. Like many of you, this mission was derived from personal experience.

My son Adam spent his 13 years of life struggling with a brain tumor, its treatment and aftermath. For me, the joy of his childhood was entangled with anguish about the inadequacy of treatments to make him well and the dire absence of interventions to…

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