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Petitioning Prime Minister Stephen Harper and 3 others
This petition will be delivered to:
Prime Minister
Stephen Harper
Minister of Health
RONA AMBROSE
Minister of Heritage
Shelly Glover
Minister of Public Works
Diane Findley

Light Parliament Hill Gold in Sept for Childhood Cancer Awareness

In the month of September, 2014, we will colour the world gold to raise greater awareness for children who are currently fighting cancer, for childhood cancer survivors, and for the children who are no longer with us and deeply missed. There will be Gold in September!
 
One step at a time we will work to ensure that children, siblings, parents and loved ones, will no longer suffer and be fearful of cancer.

The first step is awareness! You can help to make it happen on Parliament Hill by signing our petition to light it gold. 

Awareness = Funding = Research = A Cure!

In 2006-2012, the Canadian Government directed only 3.13% of funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research to the 12 main types of childhood cancer, among those 12 types there are many more subtypes, each being very unique. With childhood cancer being the leading cause of disease related death for Canadian children, we need to do better. 1 in 4 Canadian children diagnosed with Cancer will not survive and 98% of survivors will experience at least one long term side effect, a result of harsh and out-dated treatments.

We hope that the Government of Canada will acknowledge the many Canadian children affected by Cancer and the need for greater awareness by lighting the Peace Tower gold.

Help us light the Peace Tower gold and bring awareness to the enemy that can reside in any child that you know. 

Lighting the Peace Tower gold will be an event to remember and a step towards a cure. 


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Letter to
Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Minister of Health RONA AMBROSE
Minister of Heritage Shelly Glover
and 1 other
Minister of Public Works Diane Findley
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we would like to light the Peace Tower GOLD to raise awareness for the leading cause of disease related death for Canadian children - Cancer. We would like to light the Peace Tower Gold in honour of the many children whose lives have been touched by cancer. Those who are fighting, the survivors and the children we have lost. We hope that greater awareness will highlight the need for an increase in funding for research, bring innovative, targeted and less harmful treatments and ultimately result in a cure. We hope that it will help to make Childhood Cancer research a National Priority.

In 2006-2012, the Canadian government directed only 3.13% of funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research to the 12 main types of childhood cancer. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of disease related death for Canadian children. 1 in 4 children diagnosed with cancer will not survive and 98% of survivors will experience long term side effects, a result of harsh and out-dated treatments. We need to do better than this.

There are currently 10,000 children fighting Cancer in Canada today and each year, 1500 new children will be diagnosed. Please support and honour these children by lighting the Peace Tower gold on September, 7th 2014.