Childhood Cancer Action Days
CHILDHOOD CANCER ACTION DAYS
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.
● 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.
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.
Please contact [email protected].
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
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
Kids v Cancer
Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation
National Brain Tumor Society
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Patient Advocate Foundation