Upcoming & Past Advocacy Events:
March 21-23, 2017 – Washington, DC:
Sam and Jacqueline Abdelmessih from Gavin’s Galaxy went to Washington, DC this week to visit with lawmakers about the STAR Act, the RACE for Children Act, and FDA reform, among other things. This will be our 8th visit to DC as Gavin’s Galaxy. In total, there were 14 meetings. We met with lawmakers from around the country as well as a few from right here in Texas! We got an opportunity to address budget shortfalls for pediatric cancer patients as well as finding other avenues or support for pediatric cancer research.
January 25, 2017 – Houston, TX:
After meeting with lawmakers in DC and several supporters in the community I have put a letter together with the help and support of others in the community. Please download or copy the letter and send it to your senators and representatives in D.C. Our goal is for lawmakers to see this letter so many times they have to actually stop and read the bill. We would like to thank our senators and congressmen/women in D.C. who have already shown their support of this bill.
The letter can be viewed here or downloaded in Word format by clicking here. Your support is a crucial part of getting this bill passed into law. Congress will vote on this bill by the end of the 1st Quarter of 2017. We would love to hear your feedback and responses you get from sending this letter. On behalf of all of our children, THANK YOU and God speed!!
January 10, 2017 – Washington, DC:
Gavin’s Galaxy is meeting with lawmakers and their staff in D.C. to discuss the STAR Act.
Read the entire bill or see details about the STAR Act (H.R.3381 & S.1883) at: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/1883
October 4, 2016: Recording radio segment Around H-Town @ 104 KRBE Studios, Houston, TX
September 28,2016: Meeting legislators on Capital Hill in Washington, DC
September 23,2016: Attending the 7th Annual Pediatric Cancer Summit in Washington, DC
Sam and Jacqueline at the 7th Annual Pediatric Cancer Summit – Washington, DC