Childhood Cancer Action Days

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action-days-logo2CHILDHOOD CANCER ACTION DAYS

WASHINGTON, D.C.

MAY 16-17, 2016 

 

 

Join us on May 16-17

You’re invited to join the Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This two-day event in Washington brings our community together to advocate for important childhood cancer issues currently before Congress.

Your Voice Matters:

A strong showing of advocates at Action Days 2016 is more crucial than ever, as we anticipate the Childhood Cancer STAR Act will be at a critical point in the legislative process. Sharing your story in Washington this spring will help us tip the scales toward securing passage of this historic, bipartisan legislation.

 

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The Details:

●     Monday, May 16: Issues and Advocacy Training at the Holiday Inn on Capitol Hill

●     Tuesday, May 17: Kick-Off and pre-arranged meetings with Members of Congress and their staff

●     A registration fee of $50 per family will help cover expenses, including breakfast and lunch on training day for all attendees. A limited number of scholarships will be available. Transportation to/from Childhood Cancer Action Days is the responsibility of those attending.

Hotel Reservations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Washington Capitol at 550 C Street, SW, which is also the training location. Rooms are available at the block rate of $259 on a first-come, first-served basis. (Eligible hotel dates: May 15, May 16, May 17).  Call 877-572-6951 or visit this link and use group code CC8 to book your room. The deadline to make your hotel reservation at this group rate is April 15.

 

Register Here

Questions?

Please contact alliance@asco.org.

 

The Alliance for Childhood Cancer

Founded in 2001, the Alliance for Childhood Cancer is a forum of over 30 national patient advocacy groups, and medical and scientific organizations. These organizations meet regularly in Washington DC, to share ideas and concerns and work collaboratively to advance policies leading to improved research, public education, and diagnosis, treatment, supportive care and survivorship for children and adolescents with cancer.

 

On behalf of the Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, we look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC, in May.

 

Alliance Full Member Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Cancer Society

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

American Childhood Cancer Organization

American Society of Clinical Oncology

American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Association of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Nurses

Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers

B+ Foundation

Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation

Children’s Cause for Cancer Advocacy

Children’s Oncology Group

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

National Children’s Cancer Society

Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation

Sarcoma Foundation of America

Society of Pediatric Psychology

St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Alliance Associate Organizations

American Brain Tumor Association

American Pediatric Surgical Association

American Psychological Association

American Society for Radiation Oncology

Cancer Support Community

Chai Lifeline

Kids v Cancer

Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation

National Brain Tumor Society

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship

Patient Advocate Foundation

Rally Foundation