Did you know that cancer is the leading cause of death by disease among children in the United States?
While it’s true that fewer children are dying of cancer than in the past, the rate of children being diagnosed with cancer has actually increased by 34% since 1975.
Because of the important work of leading scientists and health professionals, we know that toxic chemicals in the environment and in the places where children live, learn and play are important risk factors for cancer, and that genetics alone cannot explain the rate of increase. It’s time to take action!
Due to the significant increase in the rate of childhood cancers, a team of over 60 stakeholders and leaders in the Health, Science, Business, Policy and Advocacy sectors have collaborated on a new report: Childhood Cancer: Cross-Sector Strategies for Prevention.
During the research and development stage of this seminal report, it became clear that there is a growing need to take action based on these alarming findings through a cross-sector effort to reduce toxics in the form of a National Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative and Plan.
The Childhood Cancer Prevention Initiative is a growing collaboration that includes members of the Cancer Free Economy Network — American Sustainable Business Council, Center for Environmental Health, Children’s Environmental Health Network, Clean & Healthy New York, Clean Production Action, and the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production — as well as Helen R. Walton Children’s Enrichment Center, MadeSafe, the Max Cure Foundation, Naturepedic.
We are asking everyone to sign on at American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) to support:
You can make a difference today:
Donate to support our work to reduce the number of children and families facing this devastating diagnosis. Donations will be made through the Cancer Free Economy Network’s fiscal host, Clean Production Action, a 501(c)3 organization;
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