Collaboration Connecting the Dots
Collaboration within Community
People against Childhood Cancer – PAC2 is an open forum in the social media community whose goal is to disseminate information and resources about Childhood Cancer. Members from this community have traveled to Washington, D.C., and met with other leaders countrywide to discuss how the community should proceed and where it should focus its efforts. Learn more about joining PAC2 at http://curechildhoodcancer.ning.com/.
California Childhood Cancer Coalition – Sandy is both a director and member of the CCCC. Recently, in April 2013, Sandy embarked on a statewide tour through San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. On this trip, she met with numerous representatives of the CCCC as well as divisions of the state government responsible for the state cancer plan. To find more, visit statecoalitions.org.
Washington, D.C. – Within the local community, Sandy and her partners are creating advocacy groups who travel to Washington, D.C., in order to promote Childhood Cancer awareness.
Facilitating Partnerships between Organizations (direct family care, financial aid, help materials
Patient and Family – GRC’s focus is putting patients in connection with facilities that can help them. Additionally, we provide information and resources for educational and financial assistance. In terms of fiscal support, we ensure that every patient, no matter his social or financial background, receives the help they need
Pharmaceuticals – GRC encourages collaboration between pharmaceutical companies, government entities, and the patient population. Constant communication ensures the best possible quality of patient care.
Partnerships with Hospitals – GRC facilitates and encourages communication between patients and hospitals.
California launched efforts to start a statewide childhood cancer coalition with meetings in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco. We are proud to announce that due to these efforts childhood cancer language will be included in the next revision of the California State Cancer Plan.
The State Coalition Project is an all-volunteer effort to bring stakeholders in the childhood cancer community together within each state in order to increase communication and develop/achieve statewide initiatives. We do not fundraise. Instead, we work together to to help everyone achieve their individual and collective goals.