Save the date: Childhood Cancer Action Days | May 1-2 2017


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Childhood Cancer Awareness
American Childhood Cancer Organization, together with the Alliance for Childhood Cancer is pleased to announce that this year’s Childhood Cancer Action Days will be held on May 1-2 in Washington, DC. This important two-day event offers an opportunity for everyone in the childhood cancer community to join to advocate on behalf of children with cancer everywhere. This year’s Childhood Cancer Action Days come at a critical point in the legislative process for many issues of critical importance for children facing a cancer diagnosis and will ensure that their voice is heard in both the House of Representative and the Senate.

Fromgirltogirl is pleased to announce that registration for childhood cancer action days is now open, so we encourage anyone who is interested in sharing their story with Congress and advocating in-person with members of the national government on behalf of children with cancer to sign up now! To register, please visit https://give.acco.org/events/-/e120803. Participation costs only $50/family (plus the cost of travel to/from Washington and accommodations in Washington, DC) and scholarships are available. Information on criteria and application process are available at on the registration page. All reservations must be made before the cutoff date of April 2, 2017.

The goal of Childhood Cancer Action Days is to enable all members of the childhood cancer community, including parents, children, survivors, healthcare professionals, and advocacy groups, to learn and implement effective advocacy approaches specifically about childhood cancer. In addition to receiving training and “tips of the trade” from experienced advocacy experts within the childhood cancer community, participants will have the opportunity to meet with their Members of Congress and their staff in person to share their stories and to show their support for childhood cancer issues pending before Congress.

This year’s Childhood Cancer Action Days will be hosted at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel located at 999 9th Street NW, Washington, DC. On Monday, May 1, advocates will participate in training seminars including New Advocates Training and Issues & Advocacy Training. Tuesday, May 2, will begin with a kick-off breakfast at the Renaissance Hotel, followed by pre-arranged meetings with members of Congress on Capitol Hill. A room block at the Renaissance Hotel has been set aside for participants wishing to stay on-site at the hotel; reservations for hotel rooms may be made by calling 202-898-9000 or by going to http://www.acco.org/actiondays17/.

If you would like more information about Childhood Cancer Action Days, or have questions about registration or about getting involved, please feel free to email the Alliance for Childhood Cancer at alliance@asco.org or American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) at staff@acco.org.


About American Childhood Cancer Organization

The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) is the nation’s largest grassroots organization at the forefront of the crucial battle against childhood cancer. The ACCO is dedicated to improving the lives of children living with childhood cancer and its long-term impacts, and to offering critical advice, support, and help to families engaged in this life-altering struggle. 

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Save the date: Childhood Cancer Action Days | May 1-2 2017

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