Patients suffering from leukemia and other forms of blood cancer need bone marrow transplants in order to survive and recover. Make sure the cure for these deadly diseases isn’t rendered inaccessible.
Flood victims were made to wait over a week for disaster relief, such as rescue, food, and clean water. Denounce the government’s slow action and demand increased efforts to help citizens affected by the disaster.
Millions of children go hungry every day in the United States, because of inadequate support for critical child nutrition programs. Tell lawmakers to take action and help our kids thrive.
HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection. Through a nationwide immunization program, Australia provides HPV vaccinations free of charge. Thank Australia for preventing the spread of this pervasive virus.
Hospital emergency rooms deliver fast, often life-saving assistance when it is needed the most. But dangerous budget cuts threaten the quality of emergency room care. Don’t leave patients stranded and suffering.
As electronic medical records become more popular in exam rooms across America, people are concerned about how safe their data really is. If hackers have been able to steal personal information from prominent retailers, what makes medical record safer than stored shopping accounts? Keep our medical records protected and out of hackers’ hands.
Kids and parents need action to end the hunger epidemic. Urge lawmakers to visit a food bank and learn about the problems confronting hungry and poverty-stricken families.
A nonprofit organization is helping communities deliver excess food to hungry people. Applaud this nonprofit’s success in encouraging local residents to reduce food waste and help members of their community.
A common food additive called carrageenan has been linked to many health issues such as gastrointestinal inflammation, colitis disease, diabetes, and colon cancer. This substance is not fit for human consumption and should be banned by the FDA.
The shipping of crude oil is incredibly dangerous as it is an extremely unstable substance. Stabilization is a process that can improve its safety by removing most of the volatile gasses, but it is not currently required by any state or federal law. Urge the federal government to mandate stabilization of crude oil in order to make shipping less hazardous.
In addition to health and environmental dangers, there is growing evidence that fracking increases seismic activity. Home to the New Madrid and Wabash Valley seismic zones, Illinois cannot allow this industry within its borders. Sign this petition to stop fracking now.
Thousands of seniors are in danger of losing crucial healthcare benefits that pay for expensive medical bills. Don’t let seniors be stranded by misguided Medicare cuts.
Cancer is a leading cause of death in middle and low-income countries around the globe. Pledge to help cure and prevent cancer worldwide.
The closure of dozens of abortion clinics was recently blocked by a federal judge. Praise the decision, which will keep reproductive services accessible to hundreds of thousands of women.
In one of the most crime-ridden neighborhoods in America, a woman is offering the chance for community members to relieve stress and attain personal improvement by literally bringing yoga to the street. Thank her for this brilliant and much needed initiative.
An organization has been cooking and serving food to the terminally ill of Los Angeles County for 25 years. Thank the organization for its dedication and loving care of those in need.
A nonprofit organization is helping girls who have been abused or are at-risk to heal and develop confidence through exercise. Thank the creator of this organization for working to transform these girls’ lives.
Each year, 21.6 million women experience an unsafe abortion, most of them in developing nations, according to the World Health Organization. Tragically, 47,000 die from complications of unsafe abortion. Thank this doctor who is working to help women worldwide make better-informed choices about their bodies.
Life-saving medical advances that could help cure cancer are stalling due to a dangerous lack of funding. Don’t let this important field of research fall by the wayside.
A woman recently released a free cookbook entirely comprised of healthy recipes that can be made on one of the cheapest budgets possible: food stamps. Thank her for her research and generosity.
Two Americans who were infected with Ebola have been recently released from the hospital. The doctors and other hospital staff should be thanked for treating these patients with a rare and deadly disease.
More than one and a half million people are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S. each year. Pledge to be part of the solution, and help find a cure for all variations of this deadly disease.
Prenatal exposure to a dangerous pesticide can cause serious mental and psychological side effects in developing children, yet it is still being used. Call for a permanent ban on these harmful chemicals that are routinely sprayed on food.
People suffering from an incurable and deadly disease have been offered new hope thanks to an innovative social media campaign. Praise the ‘ice bucket challenge’ to encourage people to search for a cure to Lou Gehrig disease, and to provide better care for those affected by it.
In wake of the Ebola outbreak, Canada has decided to donate doses of an experimental vaccine in order to help those infected in West Africa. Sign the petition below and thank Canada for their compassion and urge other countries to follow their steps.