Thursday, December 3, 2009

Call To Action

Below is a post from my friend, Bob Piniewski (A.J.'s dad). The lack of research funding resulted in my son going through incredible pain to beat cancer. The lack of funding resulted in A.J. being stolen from his father by the very same cancer. To the right side of this blog is a list of more "Friends and Fellow Warrior" who have also suffered.

The truth is that there is a cure. We have not found it yet because we have not funded the research. Our congress is guilty of blocking funding to save our children with cancer. If we do nothing about it, then the guilt becomes ours.

Here is Bob's post.

As most of you know, Congress has yet to fund the Carolyn Pryce Walker Conquer Childhood Cancer Act. This is unacceptable. Childhood cancer research needs and deserves the full funding of the bill, $30 million per year for five years. We again, ask, beg, hope, encourage....whatever it takes...please! YOU need to contact your representatives on the House or Senate appropriations committees and tell them why the funding is so desperately needed. The table below shows the names, states and phone numbers for the committee members.
The funding is vital to children right now who are not having successful treatments. The funding is vital to another 46 kids tomorrow. The funding is vital to the most precious, our children....

When you talk with them, doesn't it make sense to say that you will also be calling back after you see how they voted and what was funded? To either thank them or give them 'further thoughts'.

If you would, after you call, tell us what your experience was by replying to this post.

Senate Appropriations - Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

RICHARD C. SHELBY
Alabama
(202) 224-5744

DANIEL K. INOUYE
Hawaii
(202) 224-3934

RICHARD J. DURBIN
Illinois
(202) 224-2152

TOM HARKIN
Iowa
(202) 224-3254

MARY L. LANDRIEU
Louisiana
(202) 224-5824

THAD COCHRAN
Mississippi
(202) 224-5054

JUDD GREGG
New Hampshire
(202) 224-3324

ARLEN SPECTER
Pennsylvania
(202) 224-4254

JACK REED
Rhode Island
(202) 224-4642

KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON
Texas
(202) 224-5922

PATTY MURRAY
Washington
(202) 224-2621

HERB KOHL
Wisconsin
(202) 224-5653

House of Representatives Appropriations - Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies

Jo Bonner
Alabama
(202) 225-4931

Lucille Roybal-Allard
California
(202) 225-1766

Jerry Lewis Ex Officio
California
(202) 225-5861

Barbara Lee
California
(202) 225-2661

Michael Honda
California
(202) 225-2631

Rosa L. DeLauro
Connecticut
(202) 225-3661

Jesse L. Jackson, Jr.
Illinois
(202) 225-0773

Todd Tiahrt
Kansas
(202) 225-6216

Rodney Alexander
Louisiana
(202) 225-8490

Betty McCollum
Minnesota
(202) 225-6631

Nita M. Lowey
New York
(202) 225-6506

Tim Ryan
Ohio
(202) 225-5261

Patrick J. Kennedy
Rhode Island
(202) 225-4911

James P. Moran
Virginia
(202) 225-4376

Dave Obey
Wisconsin
(202) 225-3365

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