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Copy of Copy of Childhood Cancer Prevention Anniversary Sessions Flier

Join us September 20-24 during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1st marked the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Last September 23rd, we launched the Childhood Cancer: Cross-Sector Strategies for Prevention report and our cross-sector team of scientists, health and business leaders described increasing rates of cancer among children and adolescents that could not be due to genetics alone. The anniversary of the report release provides an opportunity to lift up the science, experiences and actions of the past year. Please download and share the flyer below, and join us on September 20-24!

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Session Descriptions

Session attendees are encouraged to attend the overview panel which will highlight key data featured in the report (data from 1975-2017) as well as give an overview of what the latest data trends are (updated to include the latest data available from 2018), and talk about relevant activities, policies and bills.

Organizer:

David Levine, Co-Founder & President, American Sustainable Business Council 

Speakers: 

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network

Molly Jacobs, Senior Research Associate and Project Manager, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell / Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

Martin Wolf, Director of Product Sustainability and Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Bobbi Wilding, Executive Director, Clean & Healthy NY

Get a detailed look at Childhood Cancer prevention and initiatives that are in place a year after the release of the report. Engage in a panel discussion with childhood cancer survivors and advocates to discuss the present and future of the cause.

Organizer:

Jonathan Agin, Executive Director, PREP4Gold

Speakers:
 
Douglas Hawkins, MD, Chair, Children’s Oncology Group;
 
Anne Robertson, Founder, Toxic Free Future for Our Children;
 
David Levine, Co-Founder and President, American Sustainable Business Council;
 
Greg Aune, MD, Greehey Distinguished University Chair, Cancer Survivorship in Children;
 
Patti Gustafson, Executive Director, Swifty Foundation;
 

Bridget Gustafson, Board Secretary, Swifty Foundation

Get an in-depth look at the impact of pesticides on Childhood Cancer from different researchers. Hear about their work and their push towards pesticide-free food and farming as well as potential alternatives to pesticides in our daily lives.

Organizer:

Nsedu Obot Witherspoon, Executive Director, Children’s Environmental Health Network

Speakers:

Emily Marquez, Ph.D, Staff Scientist, Pesticide Action Network North America 

Bertha Lewis, Founder & President, The Black Institute

Ángel García, Organizing Director, Coalition Advocating for Pesticide Reform, Californians for Pesticide Reform

Jay Feldman, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Beyond Pesticides

Learn how Dr. Nasha Winters, pediatric cancer survivor and integrative oncologist is incorporating toxics reduction and elimination as part of her cancer care and prevention strategy as well as from the other panel members who have learned how toxics reduction and elimination reduces the risk of pediatric cancer.

Organizer:

Anne Reynolds Robertson, Founder, Toxic Free Future for Our Children

Speakers:

Dr. Nasha Winters, ND, Metabolic Terrain Institute of Health

Michelle Barnes, Executive Director, Helen R. Walton Center for Childhood Enrichment

Joan Werner,  Head of Client Services, NYL Investors

Join us to hear from business leaders present solutions to reduce and  eliminate toxic chemicals in products and why and how they are using their brands to advocate for a toxic free future.

Organizer:

David Levine, Co-Founder & President, American Sustainable Business Council

Speakers:

Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks, President and CEO, ECOS

Kari Warberg Block, CEO and Founder, Earth Kind

Martin Wolf, Director of Product Sustainability and Authenticity, Seventh Generation

Barry Cik, Founder and Technical Director, Naturepedic

Communities across the country have mobilized to protect children from toxic chemicals in the environment. On this panel, we’ll hear about specific health threats in different communities and ways that community members are addressing those threats. We’ll discuss how people working in different sectors can support their efforts, and similar advocacy to make sure all kids are safe in the places they live, learn and play.

Organizer:

Debra Erenberg, Strategic Director, Cancer Free Economy Network

Speakers:

Sonal Jessel, Director of Policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Walter Lewis, President & CEO, Homewood Children’s Village

Alexis Luckey, Executive Director, Toxic Free NC

Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, Coordinator, Clean Air Coalition of North Whittier & Avocado Heights 

Bobbi Wilding, Executive Director, Clean and Healthy NY (Moderator)

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