Trevor’s Trek Foundation Children’s Cancer Pavilion

Trevor’s Trek Foundation Children’s Cancer Pavilion

The Trevor’s Trek Children’s Cancer Pavilion in Julia Davis Park will be a place where young cancer survivors can congregate and celebrate the end of their cancer treatment; a sanctuary where they can read, play, enjoy picnics with family and friends; their own HAPPY PLACE.  The dedication for the Children’s Cancer Pavilion was held during […]

Senator Barbara Boxer files Trevor’s Law

Senator Barbara Boxer files Trevor’s Law

California Senator Barbara Boxer (D) introduced the “Strengthening Protections for Children and Communities From Disease Clusters Act” on January 25, 2011. Bill S.76, also known as Trevor’s Law, is co-sponsored by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo (R). This bill would set up an objective, transparent process for conducting investigations of disease clusters and provide for the […]

Erin Brockovich pushes for disease cluster law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Erin Brockovich, a U.S. consumer health advocate whose life story was the basis for an Academy Award-winning film, urged senators Tuesday to pass a law to document disease clusters in the United States. A disease cluster is an unusual number of health events, such as reports of cancer, grouped together in a […]

Crapo Welcomes Idahos Trevor Schaefer To D.C.

Testifies before Senate hearing on cancer clusters Washington, D.C. – The hard work of a McCall-turned-Boise resident was on display today in the nation’s capital, as a Senate committee took up the issue of cancer clusters. Boisean Trevor Schaefer and his mother, Charlie Smith, have founded the “Trevor’s Trek” Foundation in an effort to bring […]

Why Is Erin Brockovich Doing the Government’s Job?

Why Is Erin Brockovich Doing the Government’s Job?

It’s been 19 years since consumer advocate Erin Brockovich won a famous lawsuit against PG&E over water contamination that led to cancers and other serious illnesses among the town’s 600 residents. It’s been 11 years since Julia Roberts won an Oscar portraying Brockovich. And like the Environmentalist Energizer Bunny, Brockovich is still going strong! Today, […]

Congress Urged to Track Cancer Clusters Better

WASHINGTON – Activists urged the government Tuesday to let people post and track cancer cases across communities, a public health effort they say could lead to discoveries of new chemical-related cancer clusters throughout the United States as well as insights into disease management. A doctor, a cancer survivor from Idaho, and the high-wattage environmental advocate […]

Michigan Health Officials Investigate Kidney Cancer Cluster

  A suspected cluster of rare kidney cancers occurring in Marine City, Michigan, are being investigated by Michigan health officials following the diagnosis of a six-month-old girl in March. Over the last four years, five cases have been diagnosed in this town with a population of about 5,000. The rare kidney cancer called Wilms tumor typically strikes 500 Americans annually. […]

Senators Want Better Investigations of ‘Disease Clusters,’ but May Disagree on Methods

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It’s still not known why the town of Wellington, Ohio, had more than three times the number of multiple sclerosis cases you’d expect. Was it because of a former foundry in the Lorain County community, or emissions or materials from another factory, or could genetics, diet or something else hold a piece […]