Petition To Light Up The White House For Another Cause Denied For YEARS

dJune 29, 2015

Mad World News:

Unless you live in a cave — in which case you wouldn’t be likely to be reading this anyway — you are familiar with the Supreme Court decision involving gay marriage. You’ve also likely seen the flood of rainbows in celebration, including our own White House being lit up in a vibrant display.

However, did you know that there’s been a petition requesting the White House be lit up gold for just one day to support another cause? The request has been made for years — and denied.

When  I first saw the Facebook post above, alleging that the pediatric cancer community has attempted for years in various forms to persuade our leaders to turn the White House gold for just one day, but were denied, I was skeptical. Could it just be someone not pleased with the ruling on gay marriage trying to stir the pot? Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

A quick Google search led to a petition on whitehouse.gov. The petition was published on January 7, 2013 and reads:

Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, and seven kids die every day in the United States. We must raise awareness to impact this mortality rate. Changing this outcome requires awareness, and the President can lead this effort by lighting the White House gold for the month of September. Gold represents both the pediatric cancer cause and the light that children provide in our lives. We should honor them by shedding light on their battle. The color of that light is gold.

The White House gave a lengthy response, but in short said, “We cannot light the building gold for the month of September.”

The Facebook post above claims that the pediatric community has been told lighting the White House in the color of gold to “represent all the children who have fought the beast that is cancer, for all the children who have lost their lives, and for all those precious children still giving everything they have for just one more day” has been denied because “it’s too costly, involves too much planning and hands they don’t have, and that they can’t light for every good cause that crosses their desk.”

Yet, as the Facebook user points out, “in a matter of hours they were able to plan its PR and light it bright. This makes me so terribly sad to know that a Supreme Court ruling is held in higher regard, is more celebratory, than our baby’s lives…”

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Disclaimer: This article was not written by Lorra B.

18 thoughts on “Petition To Light Up The White House For Another Cause Denied For YEARS

  1. THANK YOU! I had not seen your article until now. Those quotes were from my post. We lost our little boy after a 2 year battle. So many of his little friends that fought with him are slowly loosing their lives. 46 children are diagnosed every day. That would be considered an epidemic if it were a new illness, yet our government spends less than 4% on all pediatric cancers combined. That’s all our babies are worth. And a few light bulbs? Well….
    Thank you for making your readers aware.

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  2. Turning the White House rainbow is not the only special interest group he caters to. He turned it pink for breast cancer but refused to turn it blue for prostate cancer although breast cancer has many times the funding and that more men will get prostate cancer BUT even more telling is that the also refused to turn it GOLD for pediatric cancer because “it’s too costly, involves too much planning and hands they don’t have: Odd that it is not too costly to do several colors and they sure enough had enough “hands” to move barricades back to the WWII memorial when we had a government shut down to keep our VETS out of the open memorial.

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    • Amen Ken! You are exactly right. How much money could it possibly cost to change out the colors of the lights??? Ridiculous. And the memorial ordeal, outrageous! Great comment, thanks! 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on Cry and Howl and commented:
    You see Lorra B this doesn’t fit the Marxist Barack Obama’s narrative. Let a couple kids get killed via “gun violence” and he’s on it … wiping phony tears from his eyes, grim faced and lecturing us about how we must stop the violence. This is the perfect example of how much Obama, Democrats and liberals genuinely love the lives of children.

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  4. Sorry, though I said I won’t publish anything concerning the Gay Agenda, while Kids with cancer are certainly a cause. I would not trust this administration to even know where to send the money if they sent it at all.
    Three plenty of worthy organizations to send money for child hood cancers.

    Here are just a few: St. Jude – Children’s Research Hospital – StJude.org‎
    Adwww.stjude.org/‎
    Finding Cures. Saving Children.
    CHOC Children’s Hospital‎
    Adwww.choc.org/health‎
    The knowledge you need about treating kids with cancer.
    1201 W La Veta Ave, Orange, CA‎
    Cancers in Children – Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment‎
    Adwww.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/‎

    Information on Pediatric Cancers.
    UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has 793 followers on Google+
    Find a Clinic or ServiceFind a Doctor

    Search Results

    American Childhood Cancer Foundation
    http://www.acco.org/

    American Childhood Cancer Organization
    The American Childhood Cancer Organization is the largest national, grassroots organizations standing at the forefront of the battle against childhood cancer.
    Childhood Cancer Organizations
    ped-onc.org/ccorg.html
    Pediatric Oncology Resource Center
    Jun 3, 2015 – There is a multitude of local childhood cancer groups that provide support … American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), http://www.acco.org
    Childhood Cancer Support Organizations
    http://www.ped-onc.org/…/supportorg.htm...
    Pediatric Oncology Resource Center
    Jan 8, 2015 – Important support organizations (non-profits) for childhood cancer are … American Childhood Cancer Foundation (formerly Candlelighters).
    Why We Exist | St. Baldrick’s – St. Baldrick’s Foundation
    http://www.stbaldricks.org/why-we-exist/
    St. Baldrick’s Foundation
    The St. Baldrick’s Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the US government.

    Hurry before the Clinton’s figure out how to get the money.

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