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, […]

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Toxic Refinery Fire

Toxic Refinery Fire

It’s simple, oil refineries are not safe. Some of the most toxic substances known to man are byproducts of oil refining. And, when something goes wrong, and it seems that something always does go wrong, the result is potential catastrophe. In August, at the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, California, something went terribly wrong. A […]

Follow Up: At What Cost Fire Safety?

Follow Up: At What Cost Fire Safety?

What happens when government gets it wrong? Well, in this case, the California legislature finally has seen the error of its 1975 law that required furniture foam to endure an open flame for up to 12 seconds without catching fire. It turns out that the law, intended to keep Californians safe, has had some pretty […]

Children’s Cancer Pavilion

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 […]

Great Resources To Help

Great Resources To Help

Below are the resources where you can find more information on childhood cancer. – The Few, The Proud, The Forgotten – Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Contamination http://www.tftptf.com/5801.html – Erin Brockovich’s Environmental Work http://www.brockovich.com/environmental.html – Make-A-Wish: Idaho Chapter http://idaho.wish.org – Camp Rainbow Gold: A Celebration of Life http://www.camprainbowgold.org – National Disease Clusters Alliance http://clusteralliance.org

Ostriches (and Humans) Beware

Ostriches (and Humans) Beware

“What you don’t know can’t hurt you.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard that saying in my life. When I hear it, I think about ostriches with their heads buried in the sand. Hopefully, that sand isn’t anywhere near a shale gas drilling site. I’m sure you’ve seen the advertisements or the […]

Bone Cancer Cluster in West Salem, OR

Bone Cancer Cluster in West Salem, OR

A rare form of bone cancer, osteosarcoma, has struck a small town in Oregon. A form of cancer that is typically diagnosed only about 800 times a year across the U.S. has devastated 7 families in West Salem, Oregon in just the past three years. That’s seven occurrences in three years in a town with […]

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 […]