Representatives from local charities will make a trip to the capitol next week as part of “Action Days.”
Four local residents from Camp Alphie and Panhandle Angels, two Amarillo-based childhood cancer charities, will meet with legislators from our region and share their thoughts and experiences.
They said it is part of a push for making childhood cancer research a priority.
“Success this next week, for me, would be to touch the hearts of those congressmen to make it more real for them, because you can look at paper all day and see how many children are diagnosed with cancer every year or lose their battle with cancer every year. But if you can put faces and stories to those numbers it becomes more personal,” said Vice President for the Board of Camp Alphie, Jennifer Brown.
This is the eighth annual “Action Days.”
Those from our area will make the trip through the “Faces of Childhood Cancer Project.”