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Share your cancer story with the Vice President…

Share your cancer story with the Vice President…

The Vice President is leading a Cancer Moonshot Initiative to seize this moment and accelerate our efforts towards a cure. That means aiming to turn this deadly disease into a manageable chronic condition — and to unleash new discoveries and breakthroughs for other deadly diseases.

If this is personal for you — if your life or the life of someone you know has been touched by cancer, share your story with the Vice President by CLICKING HERE.

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SAVE THE DATE!

CHILDHOOD CANCER ACTION DAYS WASHINGTON, D.C.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MAY 16-17th AND JOIN HUNDREDS OF CHILDHOOD CANCER FAMILIES ON CAPITOL HILL!

You’re invited to join the American Childhood Cancer Organization and the Alliance for Childhood Cancer for the 5th Annual Childhood Cancer Action Days. This two-day event in Washington D.C. 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 (Survivorship, Treatment, Access & Research) 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.

The Details

● Monday, May 16th: Issues and Advocacy Training at the Holiday Inn on Capitol Hill;
● Tuesday, May 17th: Kick-Off and pre-arranged meetings with Members of Congress and their staff;
● Registration will open in February. 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 15th.

Questions?

Please contact alliance@asco.org.

Looking forward to seeing many of you there!

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Ruth Hoffman, Executive Director, ACCO

Alliance Full Member Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
American Cancer Society
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 Partner 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

Gold Ribbon Hero Gavin S

Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: I would like to nominate my son and share his story. Gavin started having headaches in August of 2015 and was diagnosed on August 30th with a brain tumor at the age of 7. He has Medulloblastoma. He underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor along with two other procedures and is now at St. Jude Children’sResearch Hospital. He went through 6 weeks of radiation in which he was sedated each time and just started round 3 of his 7 round chemo protocol this week. Gavin recently celebrated his 8th Birthday!! No matter what comes his way he gets through it and always with a smile. He recently told us and his doctor that he wanted to someday work at St Jude so that he could help all of the children. He is the sweetest, bravest kid I know and is forever MY HERO!! Thank you!!”
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Gold Ribbon Hero Gavin Still

“Reason this person is a Gold Ribbon Hero: I would like to nominate my son, Gavin Still, and share his story.
Gavin started having headaches in August of 2015 and was diagnosed on August 30th with a brain tumor at the age of 7. He has Medulloblastoma. He underwent brain surgery to remove the tumor along with two other procedures and is now at St. Jude Children’sResearch Hospital. He went through 6 weeks of radiation in which he was sedated each time and is on round 3 of his 7 round chemo protocol. Gavin recently celebrated his 8th Birthday!! No matter what has been thrown his direction, he has managed to get through it and with a smile on his face. Everyone knows him by his sweet, precious smile. He is the sweetest, bravest kid I know and is forever MY HERO!! Thank you!!”- Stephanie Still

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